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ECEMBEI 
1948 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



College Hill Calendar 



Dec. 8 - X'arsity Hockey, Harvard, 
away. Varsitj- and Freshman 
Basketball, Arnold College, 
home. 

Dec. 11 - Varsity and P'reshman Basket- 
ball, Univ. of Conn., away. 
Varsity Swimming, Tufts, 
home. Varsity Wrestling, 
Dartmouth, away. Varsity 
Track; Harvard, R. I. State, 
Brown, at Cambridge. 

Dec. 12 - Annual Christmas Concert, 
Alumnae Hall, 8;30. 

Dec. 13 - -Annual Banquet, Washington 
(D. C.) Brown Club. 

Dec. 14 - Christmas Chapel, Sayles Hall, 
noon. Varsity Hockey, Har- 
vard, home. Boston Brown 
Club luncheon at the Univer- 
sity Club, Prof. Marcel Mor- 
aud, speaker. 

Dec. 15 - Varsity Basketball, M. I. T., 
home. Varsity and Freshman 
Wrestling, Tufts, home. 

Dec. 15, 16, 17 - Sock and Buskin pre- 
sents "The Dragon," 8:30. 

Dec. 17 - Varsity Basketball, Ft. Dev- 
ens, away. Varsity Hockey, 
Princeton, home. 

Dec. 18-Jan. 5 - Christmas recess. 

Dec. 28 - Chicago Brown Club Christ- 
mas luncheon, undergraduates 
invited, 176 E. Monroe St. 

Jan. 7 - Varsity Hockey, Princeton, 
away. 

Jan. 8 - Varsity Basketball, Army, 
away. Varsity Swimming, 
Army, away. Varsity Wrest- 
ling, Army, away. Varsity 
Hockey, Army, away. Fresh- 
man Basketball, Nichols Jr. 
College, away. 

Jan. 11 - Freshman Basketball, R. I. 
State College Ext. School, 
home. 

Jan. 12 - Varsity Swimming, Harvard, 
home. 

Jan. 14 - Concert, Andres Segovia, gui- 
tarist, and Ruth Posselt, vio- 
linist. Alumnae Hall, 8;30. 
Varsity Hockey, American In- 
ternational, away. 

Jan. 15 - Varsity Basketball, Amherst, 
away. Varsity Swimming, 
Williams, away. Varsity 

Wrestling, Williams, away. 
Varsity Track, Washington 
Evening Star meet, away. 



Brown Alumni Monthly 

Published by Brown University for its Alumni 

MEMBER. AMERICAN ALIMNI COUNCIL 

Board of Editors 

C. ARTHUR BR.MTSCH '23 
Chairman 

GEORGE W. POTTER '21 
Vice-Chairman 

H. ST.^NTON SMITH '21 
GARRETT D. BYRNES '26 
PROF. I. J. KAPSTEIN '26 
H. LINUS TRAVERS '27 
GEORGE F. TROY. JR. '31 



CHESLF.Y WORTHINGTON '23 
Manager-Editor 

Entered at the Providence Post Office 
as second-class matter 

VOL. XLIX DECEMBER, 1948 NO. 4 



examinations. 



Boston A. A. 



Jan. 18 - Varsity Hockey, Dartmouth, 
awa\-. 

Jan. 19 - Varsity and Freshman Basket- 
ball, R. I. State, away. 

Jan. 21 - Varsity Track, Philadelphia 
Inquirer meet, away. 

Jan. 22 - Varsity and Freshman Basket- 
ball, Holy Cross, home. Var- 
sity and Freshman Swimming, 
Boston Univ., away. Varsity 
Wrestling, -Amherst, home. 
\'arsity Track, Boston K. of 
C. meet, away. Freshman 
Wrestling, St. George's home. 

Jan. 23 - University Piano-String Quar- 
tet, Alumnae Hall, 8:30. 

Jan, 24, 25, 26 - Sock and Buskin pre- 
sents "The Tragedy of Corio- 
lanus," 8:30. 

Jan. 25 - Freshman Basketball, R. I. 
State College Ext. School, 
away. 

Jan. 26 - Freshman Basketball, Boston 
Univ., home. Freshman Swim- 
ming, Brookline H. S., away. 
Freshman Wrestling, Edge- 
wood Jr. College, home. 

Jan. 27 - Classes end, first semester. 

Jan. 28 - Varsity Basketball, N. Y. Ath- 
letic Club, away. 

Jan. 29 - Varsity and Freshman Wrest- 
ling, Springfield, home. Var- 
sity Track, Melrose meet. 
New York. 

Jan. 31-Feb. 9 - Final 
first semester. 

Feb. 5 - Varsity Track, 
meet, away. 

Feb. 9 - Varsity Basketball, Yale, home. 
Varsity and Freshman Swim- 
ming, Yale, away. 

Feb. 9, 10, 11, 12 -Sock and Buskin 
Alumni present "Sherlock 
Holmes," 8:30. 

Feb. 12 - Varsity and Freshman Basket- 
ball, Providence College, home. 
Varsity and Freshman VVrest- 
ling, Wesleyan, away. Var- 
sity Track, N. Y. A. C. meet, 
away. Varsity Hockey, Yale, 
away. 

Feb. 16 - Varsity Basketball, M. 1. T,, 
away. Classes start, second 
semester. 

Feb. 18 - Varsity Track, Tufts, away. 
Varsity Hockey, Dartmouth, 
home. Freshman Swinmiing, 
Moses Brown, home. 

Feb. 19 - Advisory Council of Associated 
Alumni. Pembroke and Wes- 
leyan Glee Clubs, -Alumnae 
Hall, 8:30. Varsity and Fresh- 
man Basketball, Univ. of 
Conn., home. Varsity and 
Freshman Wrestling, M. 1. T., 
home. Varsity Track, N. .A. 
-A. U. meet, New York. 
Feb. 21 - Varsity Swimming, Dartmouth 
home. Varsity Hockey, M.I.T., 
away. 
Feb. 22 - Varsity Hockey, Boston Univ., 

home. 
Feb. 23 - Piano-Organ recital. Profes- 
sors "Dineen and Madeira, 
Alumnae Hall, 8:30. Varsity 
Basketball, Columbia, away. 
Varsity and F'reshman Swim- 
ming, Univ. of Conn., away. 
Varsity and Freshman Wrest- 
ling, Harvard, home. Fresh- 
man Basketball, R. 1. C. E , 
away. 
Feb. 26 - Brown and Radcliffe Glee 
Clubs at Cambridge. Varsity 
and Freshman Basketball, 



Worcester Tech, away. Var- 
sity Wrestling, Coast Guard, 
away. Varsity Swimming, 
Columbia, home. Varsity 

Track, 1C4A meet, New York. 
Freshman Swimming, St. 
George's, home. 

March 1 - Varsity Basketball, Holy 
Cross, Boston Garden. 

March 2 - Freshman Basketball, Suf- 
field -Acad., away. 

March 5 - \'arsity Track, New 'S'ork K. 
of C. meet, away. Varsity 
Basketball, Dartmouth, home. 
Freshman Basketball, R. I. 
C. E., home. 

March 8 - Varsity Hockey, Yale, home. 

March 9 - Varsity and Freshman Bas- 
ketball, R. I. State, home. 

i^onliniietl on Page 20 




PROF. A. K. POTTER '86 
(1864-1948) 

Professor Potter was a gentleman of 
eminence and honor. His appointment 
to the Department of English was the last 
made by President E. Benjamin -Andrews 
before he left Brown. F'or two genera- 
tions, with charm and effectiveness, he 
presented to Brown students the result 
of his studies in Germany and his later 
research in the fields of Chaucer and the 
Elizabethan drama. He will also be long 
remembered for the effectiveness of his 
service in the field of University alumni 
relations. Even after his retirement from 
active teaching, he preserved in the Uni- 
versity the tradition of courtesy, thought- 
fulness and kindliness. In private life 
Professor Potter revealed the value of 
hobbies of an intellectual and cultural 
character. He was loved by both the 
University and the communit\-, and his 
presence lent distinction to public occa- 
sions. His passing will be mourned by a 
host of colleagues and friends. 

— from PresidenI Wrixlon's 
slalemeni, Nov. 18, 1948 



BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



DECEMBER, 1948 
VOL. XLIX NUMBER 4 



Published monthly (except in August and September) by Brown University, Providence, 12, R, I, 
Admitted to the second class of mail matter under the Act of August 2^, 19 12, at the Providence Post Office. 



► ► 



The Browns and Brown University 



BY WILLIAM GREENE ROELKER 

► ► Although it existed for 40 years as Rhode 
Island College, there is no doubt that it should have 
been called Brown University from the moment it 
was decided to remove it to Providence from its birth- 
place, Warren. It was the only 18th Century college 
to be sponsored, nurtured, built, and named by a 
single family. Without question, the four Brown 
brothers were the most active agents in establishing 
the College at Providence. 

In 1833, when he was in his 95th year, Moses Brown, 
gave a full account of that transfer to President Way- 
land, including copies of pertinent documents. "Thou 
may see by all this," he wrote, "our family had an 
interest in promoting the Institution now called Brown 
University, besides the purchase of the name by my 
worthy nephew Nicholas." 

Rhode Island College had been founded by Phila- 
delphia Baptists in 1764 at Warren, R. I. — for obvious 
reasons. Harvard (1636) was Congregational, as 
was Yale (1701); New Jersey (Princeton) was Pres- 
byterian; Kings (Columbia) Episcopalian, as was Wil- 
liam and Mary. So the Baptists of Philadelphia, 
the center of culture, felt it necessary to found a 
Baptist Institution lest their ministers be illiterate 
and ignorant men. Rhode Island was selected for 
the site because it had no public school nor college 
and had been settled by Baptists originally. At 
Commencement in 1803 the Corporation voted that 
a donation of $5,000, if made within a year, "shall 
entitle the donor to name the college." The gift 
of that sum by Nicholas Brown, Jr., to establish "a 
Professorship of Oratory and Belles Lettres," ful- 
filled that requirement. The College has been 
Brown University since then. 

The Brown family did many things for its beloved 
town of Providence, but this was the greatest serv-ice 
of all. At such a distance of time one can hardly 
imagine what the College would have been like, or 
even if it would have continued to exist, had it been 
located at East Greenwich or Newport, competitors 

WILLIAM G. ROELKER is the Librarian and Director 
of the R. I. Historical Society, former Lecturer in History 
at Brown, and biographer of Francis Wayland. His paper 
on Brown University and the Browns is based on a talk he 
gave this year before the Faculty Club and is possessed of 
general interest for all Brunonians. It also serves to in- 
troduce a new discovery bearing on the fight for the College — a 
document which sought to put Brown where the Outlet is today 
in downtown Providence. We are privileged not only to print 
Air. Roelker's article but also to give first publication to the 
"Memorial from the West Side." 



for the honor. Of this we can be sure: without Brown 
University Providence would have been but another 
mill town. But who were these Browns who dared 
to challenge Newport, a town twice the size of theirs, 
and many times more wealthy, in a contest for the 
College (and had, moreover, the ability and the 
means to emerge triumphant)? 

CHAD WAS A "COMEOUTER" 

► First of the Brown family in Providence was 
Chad Brown, who came from England to Boston in 
1638. Shortly thereafter he removed to Providence 
to join Roger Williams and is reputed to have been 
the first elder of the Baptist Church. He was a 
signer of the Providence Compact, in which the 
signatories submitted to be governed "only in civil 
things," the first formal government in the world 
to be based on a separation of Church and State. 
Chad Brown's home lot extended from Market Square 
to Hope Street, including the original site of the 
College on part of which University Hall now stands. 

Chad was a refugee or an outcast — one or the 
other like all the early settlers of Providence, two 
sides of the same coin. He brought few belongings 
to the wilderness, the clothes on his back, a gun, an 
ax, and perhaps a saw. Providence was unique in 
that it had not been planted in the usual sense: al- 
though the State's name is the State of Rhode Island 
and Providence Plantations, the settlement had not 
followed the granting of a charter from the King nor 
the arrival of a company of merchant adventurers. 
Rhode Island was also unique in that it had no form 
of government at first. Roger Williams was the 
leader but only because of his personality. He had 
no legal authority, and it was many years before the 
pressure of outside events compelled the individual- 
istic Rhode Islanders to submit to any form of gov- 
ernment. 

We have been so proud of the State's tradition of 
independence that we tend to forget that, in the light 
of contemporary opinion, Rhode Island became 
known as a settlement of blasphemers, heretics, and 
worse. The people were all "comeouters," at first 
from Massachusetts and then from other colonies. 
"I believe there never was held such a variety of 
Religions together on so small a spot of ground as 
have been in that colony," wrote Cotton Mather in 
Alagnalia (1702). "....if a man had lost his religion, 
he might find it at the general muster of opinionists." 
Fifty years before, William Arnold had written: 
"....under the pretence of liberty of conscience about 



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JAMES MANNING: anonymous partisan 
on the side of the Browns and Providence. 

these parts there comes to Hve all the scume, the 
runne aways of the country..." In the Ecclesiastical 
Records of the State of New York we find this com- 
pliment: "We suppose they went to Rhode Island 
for that is the receptacle of all sorts of riff-raff people 
and is nothing else than the sewer of New England." 

SOUTH TO THE WEST INDIES 

► Rhode Island suffered political as well as re- 
ligious ostracism, and fear of heresy caused her exclusion 
from the United Colonies, which surrounded her in 
1642. The pressure of this isolation caused Williams 
to go to England for the Patent a year later. But, 
economically, Rhode Island was a sturdy, self- 
sufficient country, with good farming and grazing 
in the southern part especially. In 1690 it was 
"justly called the garden of New England for its 
fertility and Plantation." This resource obviated 
the need of a ship from home, on which other colonies 
were dependent. 

Under this economy, the first three generations 
of the Brown family had been farmers, pastors, and 
surveyors. But with the fourth generation a new 
era began: Rhode Island, surrounded on three sides 
by hostile neighbors, turned to the sea; it had to 
live by its wits or perish. All New England, in- 
cluding Rhode Island, lacked a staple product like 
tobacco or rice, something which England wanted, 
something the purchase of which would create bills 
of exchange on London. New England products 
like fish, ship stores, and the like were all available 
to England from the Baltic, nearer at han,d; there 
was nothing New England could sell to the mother 
country, to finance the purchase of the manufactured 
goods so vital to pioneer life. The trade with the 
West Indies arose to fill this need. 

Professor Hedges calls the West Indies trade the 
keystone to the arch of New England prosperity. 



In fact, it may have been the keystone to her very 
existence. The Browns of the fourth generation, 
James and Obadiah, jumped into the rapidly develop- 
ing commerce with the islands. 

They found the sugar plantations a splendid mar- 
ket for Rhode Island products. Soon small ships, 
about 70 feet over-all, were sailing for Barbadoes and 
other ports laden with horses, sheep, cheese, apples, 
hens, and geese. The captains bartered for one product, 
which could not be grown in Rhode Island : sugar and its 
derivatives — molasses and, at first, rum. This last 
article was imported originally, but it was soon found 
that it could be made cheaper in New England. 
Newport in 1769 had 22 distilleries. Rum, which 
has been called the lubricant of New England com- 
merce, was the life blood of Rhode Island. With 
rum slaves could be bought, and the Browns were 
soon deeply involved in this triangular trade, no 
"leg" of which was illegal or immoral in contemporary 
eyes. 

CHOCOLATE, CANDLES, BOG IRON 

► By the time James (of the fourth generation) 
died in 1739, the family fortunes had begun to emerge. 
James had four sons who grew to maturity and fame: 
Nicholas, Joseph, John, and Moses. Their uncle 
Obadiah (27 at James' death) took the three eldest 
into the family partnership in various trading en- 
terprises. James had sent his first ship to the West 
Indies in 1723 and his first to Africa for slaves in 
1736. He also started a chocolate mill and apparent- 
ly had a rum distillery from the time he owned his 
first ship. Before Obadiah's death, the family had 
established a far-flung candle business in 1753. 

Trained as merchants by Uncle Obadiah, the 
four brothers became partners in the firm of Nicholas 
Brown & Company at his death in 1762. In 1765, 
after much study, the firm founded the Hope Furnace, 
to smelt the bog iron from Cranston into pigs. This 
enterprise was successful almost immediately, so suc- 
cessful because of its efficient management and low 
costs that it was able to compete in New York 
with Jersey and Pennsylvania foundries. In fact, 
the fence around the Bowling Green in New York 
City was made from Brown Brothers pig iron. 

Grown confident by the success of their ventures, 
Nicholas Brown & Co. began the importation of 
English goods on a large scale in 1767. Although 
John Hancock has been considered the largest dealer 
in British goods. Professor Hedges is inclined to 
think that the Brown group did an even larger volume 
of business, selling British goods from Nantucket to 
the Berkshires and also in southeastern Connecticut. 
The ability demonstrated in these ventures and their 
resulting financial power gave the Browns courage 
to try to bring Rhode Island College to Providence. 

THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN 

► The location of the College was only one of the 
early problems with which its Corporation had to 
cope. In 1769 Rev. Morgan Edwards, one of the 
prime movers in the foundation of a Baptist institu- 
tion, wrote: "This Seminary was for the most part 
friendless and moneyless, and therefor forlorn, in so 
much that a college edifice was hardly thought of." 
Still, Warren was seeking to retain the College, and a 
group from Kent County led by William Greene, 
later to be Chief Justice and Governor of Rhode 



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I.-land and a Trustee of Brown, sought to have it 
located in East Greenwich. In this hope, his kins- 
man Nathanael, the RevoUitionary General, joined 
him. 

The first mention of the attempt to locate the Col- 
lege in Providence appears in a letter of Moses Brown, 
then 31 years old. to his brothers, dated Newport, 
Oct. 23, 1769. He wrote that he had had a conversa- 
tion on the road with Darius Sessions, who desired 
the College in Providence. "And when we consider 
the number of advantages which Providence has over 
Warren," Moses concluded, "I am much inclined to 
think that it is yet within our reach." 

M Moses' suggestion. Deputy Go\ernor Sessions 
wrote a long letter which set forth fiv<; conditions he 
deemed necessary for a college, no matter where it is 
situated: 

1. "Clear wholesome air, not subject to epidemical 
disorders." 

2. A place where "there are different denomina- 
tions of Christians" whose doctrines are being taught 
"so that the young collegians may join with them in 
the several modes of worship in which they have 
been educated..." 

3. Availability of materials and accommodations. 
There should be a good market "so that the parents 
or friends of the students may support them at college 
in the least burdensome manner." The town should 
be large enough to accommodate the crowd ga- 
thered for Commencements, etc. It should be a 
community where "the conversation of the inhabit- 
ants should be civil, polite, and courteous, so as to 
induce gentlemen from all the American colonies.... 
to take up their residence. ..and gain an acquaintance 
with the seat of the muses." The "interior business 
of the town" should consist of various trades "so that 
the students may become thoroughly acquainted 
with men as well as books, that when their academ- 
ical studies are finished, they may not be finished 
blockheads." 

4. The town should have good libraries. 

5. The town should have "an open, convenient 
and e.xtensive communication of land and water..." 
The College should "not be erected where the com- 
munication is liable to be interrupted by a hard frost, 
or high and contrary winds." Providence met all 
these requirements, Sessions submitted. 

THE CASE FOR PROVIDENCE 

► When the Corporation was in meeting on Nov. 
15, 1769, Postmaster John Cole, Moses Brown, and 
Hczekiah Smith presented a memorial on behalf of 
the principal inhabitants of Providence. A rough 
draft in the handwriting of Moses Brown shows these 
points made: 

1. Providence had raised a large sum of money — 
nearly $9000. 

2. Providence is a place "where youth of all de- 
nominations of Christians may resort and attend the 
public worship of the -Supreme Being in the way their 
parents or their own consciences may direct, and 
thereby free, catholic and open principles (may) be 
carried into practice in this noble Institution to the 
latest posterity." 

3. Providence is centrally located with good 
transportation and plenty and cheapness of living. 



4. Four schoolhouses were there. (The "Brick 
School House" on Meeting Street opposite Shakes- 
peare's Head still stands after serving various pur- 
poses including a free school for colored children. It 
is now being used by Crippled Children and Adults 
of Rhode Island, Inc., for its work.) The town af- 
forded a public library, good libraries for the study 
of law or medicine and two printing offices, those of 
John Carter's Providence Gazette and John \\'aterman's. 

5. All necessary materials and workmen were 
available. 

6. And finally "We conclude by observing that 
it is necessary in the e.xecution of all matters of a 
public nature, that the undertakers have a zeal for 
promoting it. This qualification we are conscious 
we have..." 

On the third day of the Corporation's deliberations 
before a vote was taken, a petition was entertained 
from East Greenwich which applied for the College 
because of its central location and because it was not 
so large as to distract the students (an argument 
soon to be made by the residents of the West Side 
of Providence). 

THE ISSUE IS JOINED 

► These h.^d indeed been "lively days," as Bronson 
observes. Besieged by petitions, the Corporation 
voted to rescind an earlier vote to locate in Bristol 
County, R. I. It was finally voted "that the College 
Edifice be at Providence." There was a condition, 
however, that if any subscription was raised in New- 
port or any other county "equal or superior to any 
now offered. ..that then the vote for fixing the edifice 
shall not be esteemed binding." John Brown was 
made a member of the committee to fix the site. As 
Bronson perceived, "here, evidently, was not an 
ending of the struggle, but rather a skillful incentive 
to fight longer and put up larger stakes." Rev. 
Morgan Edwards wrote: "Providence bid high for it 
which made the County of Newport, which is jealous 
of Providence on account of trade, assert itself to 
the utmost." 

It was a contest which the young Browns (Nicholas 
the eldest was 40) and their allies welcomed, and the 
management of the Providence forces was in the 
capable hands of shrewd Moses Brown, just turned 31. 

The rivalry grew more intense as Newport, East 
Greenwich, and Providence vied with each other to 
raise the most money. On Dec. 8, 1769, Stephen 
Hopkins and Nicholas Brown & Company wrote to 
the Town Councils of Glocester and Scituate to say 
that "building the college here will be a means of 




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bringing great quantities of money into the place... 
and consequently of increasing the value of all estates 
to which this town is a market; and also that it will 
much promote the weight and influence of this north- 
ern part of the Colony in the scale of government 
in all times to come. ..The people in Newport. ..are 
very diligently using every method. ..to carry the 
prize from us..." In a postscript, it was added: "Any 
materials useful about the building will be received 
on account of the subscription." 

By every means possible the Browns tried to pre- 
vent another meeting of the Corporation which might 
reconsider the vote to establish the College in Pro- 
vidence. In a letter to Joseph, then at Newport, he 
was authorized to add £50 on behalf of Moses, to the 
£3,424 already subscribed, if thereby another meeting 
could be prevented. But these efforts were unavailing 
and the call went out for a session at Warren Feb. 7. 

MANNING, -ANONYMOUSLY 

► At this point James Manning, President of Rhode 
Island College and Baptist minister at Warren, wrote 
an anonymous letter to Nicholas Brown which planned 
a strategic campaign to be followed by the Browns. 
It clearly indicated where his sympathies and hopes 
lay. He told Nicholas frankly that he expected 
Newport to have a greater sum available. Get every 
farthing you can subscribed, he urged, adding how- 
ever that the Providence group would still fall behind, 
in all probability: 

'"Now," he wrote, "as I think you have the good 
of the college at heart more than they, it will stand 
you in hand to demonstrate this in the clearest light; 
and this you can do by proffering to build the college 
yourselves, without even taking their unconditional 
subscriptions in Newport. Say nothing about the 
President's house; but consult how large a house you 
can build, and finish two stories with your own money 
....Two advantages will result from such a proposal. 
First, you will throw your unconditional subscriptions 
out of their sight, and give its full weight to Provi- 
dence. Secondly, you can here make all the ad- 
vantage to yourselves from lying handy to materials... 
you can promise just as much more than they can, as 
the edifice can be erected cheaper with you than 
them, and as you will prosecute it with more spirit 
and do the bargaining and work with less expense. 
Here, too, you will have the advantage of them, as 
you have made out bills of everything and bespoke 
the materials and workmen, and can push it imme- 
diately into execution. You might reason a month 
on these advantages and not make some dull souls 
see the force of it, so well as you can demonstrate it 
in this way in ten minutes." 

The actual estimate of the account which shows 
the College would "cost more if Built in Newport" 
has been preserved, in the collections of the R. I. 
Historical Society like the other references to which 
allusion or from which excerpt has been made in this 
article. It is a splendid example of the meticulous 
care with which the Browns made all their calcula- 
tions. Demonstrating not by generalities but by 
the minute cost of each item that it would cost £574 
more if built at Newport, Moses Brown was smart 
enough to persuade the Corporation to include this 
sum with the Providence subscriptions. 



BY WH.\T LEGERDEMAIN 

► By wh.\t legerdemain or hypnotism Moses Brown 
put across this deal is not apparent. In a memoran- 
dum of Moses Brown's, there are these concluding 
sentences: "...reckoning the whole of their sums 
and the whole of ours, they were £158 more than we. 
We presented a calculation in the arguments, of the 
amount of the building if at Newport more than if 
at Providence, amounting to £574 lawful money, 
which we insisted should be added to ours, leaving 
a balance in our favor of 416. The vote came after 
long litigation and argument, both Kent and Warren 
putting in their claim. The vote was 'Repeal or not,' 



NICHOLAS 
BROWN, JR. 
He gave more 
than a name. 




it passed in the negative twenty-one to fourteen 
votes." There is a great variation in the contemp- 
orary account of the amounts raised. Bronson con- 
cludes that the figures given by Moses Brown, who 
was in the thick of the fight, made it clear Providence 
raised less money than Newport. "Why then," he 
asks, "was Providence given the prize?" He sug- 
gests it may have been because of the religious at- 
mosphere (there were more Baptists in Providence) 
or the business energy which characterized the leading 
men. For my part the answer is clear: it was 
the force and strategy of the Brown family, led by 
brother Moses. 

With the triumph of the Browns there was no 
question where the College would be located. They 
had bought the land in January, 1770; it was to be 
on the hill opposite Mr. John Jenckes, up Presby- 
terian Lane (College Hill), so named because it ran 
past the Presbyterian or Congregational Church 
on the corner of Benefit, where the Court House now 
stands. Part of the land, that under the College 
Edifice (University Hall), originally belonged to Chad 
Brown. It had been sold by one of his sons to Daniel 
Abbott and now belonged to Samuel Fenner. John 
and Moses Brown repurchased it from the Fenners 
and sold it to the College. The deed, much the 
worse for wear, has come down to us. 

THE CABAL ON THE WEST SIDE 

► Recently some papers have turned up which add 
a new episode to the history of the location of the 



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College. A group of men living on the West Side, 
on Weybosset Street east of the Round Top Church, 
had its own ideas. A memorial urged the committee 
on site to establish the College on "a fine high piece 
of Ground, ample, and dry" which was more acces- 
sible than any other place preferred, both from the 
country and landing." Since this Muddy Dock landing 
is now Dorrance Street, the site this championed is 
probabh- where the Outlet stands today, or nearby. 
The memorialist agreed that while it was near enough 
to the compact part of the town, the site was "never- 
theless removed from the interruption that the noise, 
clamor, and bustle of business must give them..." 
The College Edifice, he continued, attacking the site 
proposed by the Browns, should not be "erected upon 
an almost inaccessable Mountain. ...The Inconven- 
iences, Charges, and Difficulties, that will insue on 
having the college seated on the Top of a High Hill 
must forever be unsuperable..." 

I have yet to find anyone, even those versed in the 
history of Brown University, who had heard of this 
memorial and its intent until the recent discovery 
of the manuscript. Certain it is that neither Bronson 
nor Guild refer to it, and there is no mention of it in 
the Providence Gazette for February, 1770. I have 
not >et been able to decide whether the Browns se- 
questered this memorial. It was accompanied by 
an additional subscription amounting to more than 
£400 or 10% of the amount already subscribed. It 
would be quite unlike the Browns to allow any sub- 
scription to slip through their fingers, but it will be 
quite an undertaking to check these so-called addi- 
tional subscriptions with the official records. 

The erection of the College Edifice proceeded apace 
following the plan of Nassau Hall which was selected 
by a committee of which Joseph Brown was a member. 
John Brown was in charge of construction. The 
digging of the cellar began March 27, 1770. On 
May 14 the Gazette recorded:. "the first Foundation 
Stone. ..was laid by Mr. John Brown, of this place, 
merchant, in the presence of a number of Gentlemen, 
Friends to the Institution." It is tradition that the 
stone was liberally baptized with rum punch. Cer- 
tainly the workmen benefited by John's hospitality, 
his expenditures being noted for one gallon of West 
Indies rum "when laying the first floor," two for the 
second, four for the third, four for the fourth, seven 
and more for the fifth, and three "when raising the 
roof." The accounts, down to the last nail, the 
smallest piece of board purchased or contributed 
(for many subscriptions were paid in kind) are all 
to be found in the John Carter Brown Library. 

THE MARK OF THE BROWNS 

^ The first five Commencements in Providence 
were held in Elder .Snow's Meeting House, where 
the Round Top Church now stands. Then the 
Browns came through with another benefaction, 
aided by a lottery: the erection of the First Baptist 
Meeting House, completed in 1775 at a cost of $21,000 
"for the publick Worship of Almighty God, and also 
for holding Commencement in." The population of 
Providence at the time was 4,321. 

Let me briefly list some other accomplishments of 
the Browns. In 1773, also with the aid of a lottery, 
they built the Market House (which has just been 
acquired by the R. I. School of Design). In 1775-6, 
they had contracts with the Secret Committee of 



Congress to cast cannon at the Hope Furnace. From 
1775 to 1796, John Brown was Treasurer of the Col- 
lege. In 1783, he offered half of the sum for Philo- 
sophical Apparatus and the Library. (£700 was 
collected, together with instruments and 400 books.) 
In 1784, Jo.seph Brown was Professor of Experimental 
Philosophy. In 1786, John commenced building his 
"Red-Brick-Mansion-on-the-Hill." In 1787 he sent 
the first ship from Narragansett Bay to China, his 
General Washington. In 1790, Moses induced 
Samuel Slater to come to Rhode Island to start cotton 
manufacturing. In 1791, John and Moses founded 
the Providence Bank. In 1793 John built the Wash- 
ington Bridge. In 1796, he proposed the canal to 
Worcester. In 1799, the Providence Insurance Com- 
pany was founded, at the initiative of the Browns. 

In 1804, Nicholas Brown, Jr., gave the College the 
$5,000 which led to the naming of Brown University. 
Probabh' the choice of Oratory as a subject for the 
first chair was influenced by John Brown, who wrote 
the Corporation that "the most beautiful and hand- 
some mode of speaking was a principal object... of 
the first Friends to this College..." In the aggregate, 
Nicholas Brown, Jr., gave nearly $160,000 to the 
University, a munificent sum at that day's valuation. 
These gifts included Hope College, named for his 
sister, wife of Thomas P. Ives; Manning Hall, a sub- 
stantial contribution to Rhode Island Hall, and 
frequent gifts to the Library. At his death consider- 
able real estate east of the College was bequeathed 
to Brown. 

► The Browns were always interested in the Library, 
toward which their individual small gifts are too 
numerous to record. But the culmination is the 
John Carter Brown Library, noted throughout the 
world as the great library of Americana prior to 1801. 
The original book is one in which the first Nicholas 
wrote his name in 1740; the family's interest con- 
tinues, of course, through John Nicholas Brown, 
grandson of John Carter Brown, Assistant Secretary 
of the Navy for Air and University Fellow. 

Bringing the College to Providence was the premier 
performance of the Brown family for the town; the 
gift of the John Carter Brown Library was the premier 
performance for the University. 

It is an honored and honorable name which came 

to the University so happily, so appropriately. What 

the Browns did for Brown makes any other name 

inconceivable. '* 

Against College Hill 

► ► College Hill was no place for Brown, in the 
opinion of certain citizens of Providence before either 
hill or college had their present names. The reasons 
they gave for locating the College on the West Side 
of town must have seemed ornamented with logic 
at the time. But today, in the light of the City's 
development, one can only read the argument with 
a succession of mental exclamation points, for the 
site which they commended as better suited for a 
College is squarely downtown, near where the Outlet 
Store stands today. 

Entertaining reading as it is, the following memo- 
randum of 1770 also has historical importance as part 
of the story of the University, although it does not 
appear in the written record to date, apparently. 
Here published for the first time since its recent dis- 
covery, is the document referred to in Mr. Roelker's 
article on Brown and the Browns; 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Avoid the "Mountain" -^ 

To the Committee appointed for determining 
the Spot, or Place in Providence, where the 
College is to be built. 

►The Memorial of us the Undersigners 
Sheweth: That as a College is about 
to be built in Providence, we have it much 
at Heart, that it should be built in such 
a Place and part of the Town, as will at 
once be most commodious for the College, 
and beneficial to the Public. These are 
the only objects, in our Opinion, that 
should demand the attention of the Com- 
mittee; We having formed Estimates of 
the advantages and Disadvantages which 
attend several Places, which have been 
proposed for fixing the Edifice; and upon 
the most impartial Survey, are fully 
convinced, that a Piece of Land lying on 
the west Side of the Bridge, adjoining 
to the House where George Rounds liveth 
is the most suitable of any that can be 
found. 

It is a fine level piece of Ground, ample, 
and dry. It may be viewed from the 
whole Town, as well as from the Country, 
and hath the advantage of a healthful 
Air. The Water (which may be easily 
had there) is remarkably good and pure; 
and there is abundant Room for the 
Students to exercise themselves, not only 
on the College Ground, but by walking 
out, as several great Roads take place 
there abouts. 

It is more accessible than any other 
place proposed, both from the Country 
and Landing. All Sorts of Materials 
may be carried to the Spot, much cheaper 
than could be done to the Place in Fenner's 
Lot on the East Side of the River, where 
it hath been proposed by some to fix the 
College. Fuel, Baggage, and Furniture, 
may be transported thither with the ut- 
most Facility, as the Roads from every 
part are good and easy. It hath the ad- 
vantage of being near the Confluence of 
divers great Roads, from the best and 
most interesting interior parts of the 
Country. Great Quantities of Provisions 
come by this Place to Market, and is the 
Pass where the Supply of Firewood for the 
Town must in Future be principally ex- 
pected, as that most necessary article hath 
for several Years failed, and grown scarcer 
in Smithfield and other places, from 
whence the Easterly part of the Town 
usually were supplied, chiefly caused by 
immense Comsumption (sic) of Wood in 
Lime Kilns, Forges &c. 

► The Students in this Place, altho they 
will be near enough to the compact part 
of the Town to receive every accommo- 
dation and Easement that may be needed, 
will nevertheless be removed from the 
Interruptions that the Noise, Clamour, 
and Bustle of Business must give them, 
upon a nearer Situation. 

The Wisdom of all ages hath consulted 
a retired Situation for Accademies, Schools, 
and Places of Learning, as most proper 
for Study. 

If it should be said that the other place 
proposed is retired, it may be answered, 
that it is very near the Center of Business, 
where there is an universal Resort, and 
a few Steps will carry the Students into 
the midst of Tumult, and will greatly 
divert their minds from Study. 

We have observed with the utmost 
concernment a Disposition in divers people 



to have the College Edifice erected upon 
an almost inaccessible Mountain; and our 
concern is the greater as this Measure 
appears to be promoted by some principal 
Gentlemen, and large Subscribers. Our 
Subscriptions for the College amount to 
a considerable Sum (let it be built where 
it may in the Town) and as we thought, 
as much as we could conveniently con- 
tribute; but upon hearing that great 
Interest was making to have the College 
built upon the Hill on the East Side of 
the River, we exerted ourselves to pre- 
vent that most injudicious Measure, and 
have subscribed a further Sum, on con- 
dition that the College be built on the 
West Side, to be appropriated for the 
Purchase of the Lot, making a Well, and 
the Residue to go towards building the 
College, as the Subscription List herewith 
presented will Manifest. 

If we make a Comparison between the 
two places we shall find, that the pur- 
chase money of sufficient Land on the 
East Side, will exceed that on the West 
Side of the River, by a great Sum; and 
besides the Subscription for building the 
College in general Terms; a special P'und 
amounting to a Large Sum is raised, on 
Condition that it be built on the West 
Side; which Considerations we think 
ought to have due Weight in fixing a 
Building of such great Cost. Doubtless 
Frugality ought to be consulted, as well 
as other Ideas in such an important Af- 
fair. Further, we are made to be Ac- 
quainted that it is almost a general 



Sentiment of the Subscribers to the 
College on the Westerly part, as well as 
of many in other parts, that the place 
which we offer is the most suitable. 

► The m.vtter of establishing a College 
or University is of the highest Moment, 
not only to the present Age but to future 
Generations. One wrong Step in the 
begining, in Regard to the Place, can 
never be mended. 

The Inconveniences, Charges, and Diffi- 
culties, that will ensue on having the 
College seated on the Top of a high Hill 
must forever be insuperable. The very 
Difference in the Cost of Fuel for a few 
years will amount to a Vast Sum, which 
will be so much Money entirely sunk. 
Therefore it is that we present this Me- 
morial, protesting against such a Fixation, 
as inconvenient, and a measure that will 
stand in the way of the universal Benefit 
supposed to arrise from the College, in 
general and Special. 

We the Memorialists do therefore re- 
quest You to take the whole matter into 
a deliberate Consideration and that you 
will make it your Report to the Honorable 
and Reverend Corporation, that the Col- 
lege be fixed in the Place we propose. 

Step.Rawson As a Committee of & 
James Black in behalf of the Sub- 
Barnard Eddy scribers whose names 
Jno Mathewson are presented with 
C(aleb) Harris Memorial 




JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY "the premier performance. 
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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



► ► The First Word From Connecticut 



►► Workers for the Brown Housing Fund kept 
saying in November that it was too early to report 
on the "trial run" over in Connecticut, the first terri- 
tory active in the area-by-area type of campaigning 
to be employed in this second phase of the $6,000,000 
enterprise. But, though they stressed the incon- 
clusive character of early returns, it was obvious that 
they were pleased with the way things were starting. 

First, there was good organization in the State, 
under the regional chairman. Rev. Edwin H. TuUer 
'35. Teams were covering their prospects, seeing 
people in person. The cards which had been returned 
showed participation at that point higher than any 
known American college campaign. A third of the 
prospects had been reported on, and an analysis of 
those who had made their decision in this second 
round revealed they were giving better than 2)/^ times 
what they had given before. 

But Mr. Tuller was cautious: "It is encouraging, 
but we are not satisfied. The pattern is such that 
we are convinced that this new plan of campaign is 
sound. We'll know more when we get further word 
after the first of the month." 

► Groundwork was being laid in New York, where 
the campaign would be pressed after Connecticut. 
Along with Rhode Island, it will have its chance in 
January, February, and March. National Chairman 
Claude R. Branch '07 announced the appointment of 
Henderson E. Van Surdam, an e.xperienced worker 
in college campaigns, as assistant to the Secretary 
of the University. After working in Connecticut, 
he will assist in the organization of the New York 
area. His appointment has enabled headquarters to 
accelerate the general campaign program. 

How thorough the Connecticut organization was 
could be seen in the roster of campaigners. Here is 
a breakdown, community by community, of the chair- 
men, advisors, and workers: 

BRIDGEPORT: Area Chairman— Edmund L. 
Eveleth '32. Unit Chairmen and Workers: Danbury 
— Raymond E. Clafiin '20, chairman, Francis R. 
Repole '33, Arnold F. McLachlan '28. Fairfield— 
E. P. Blanchard '12, chairman, Kenneth A. O'Brien 
'28. Norwalk — Richard A. Ogden '32, chairman. 
Southport — E. Perkins Nichols '19 chairman. Stam- 
ford and Greenuich — Nathan B. Silverman '24, chair- 
man, and S. Merritt Skelding '11. Stratford — Wal- 
lace H. Lineburgh '37, chairman, and Roger D. Har- 
vey '24. Westport — Gordon H. Ingerson '31, chair- 
man. Wilton — William H. Crawford '21, chairman, 
Anthony H. Flack '47, Dwight H. Hall '99, and Rich- 
ard H. \'an Horn '17. Area Advisory Committee — 
J. Montgomery Mason '26 and Messrs. Blanchard, 
Crawford, Hall, Lineburgh, Nichols, O'Brien, and 
Van Horn. 

HARTFORD: Area Chairman— Cyrus G. Flan- 
ders '18. Unit Chairmen and Workers: Bristol — 
George C. Wilcox '19. Hartford — Mr. Flanders, 
chairman. Robert D. Allison '29, co-chairman, 
August F. Avantaggio '45, Fred A. Lougee '21, and 
David E. Slattery '36. Wallace H. Henshaw '23, co- 
chairman, William C. Bieluch '30, Ernest E. Intle- 
house '26, Paul M. Palten '33, and Kenneth Wright '38. 
Herbert A. Howard '28, co-chairman, Herbert I. 



Buttrick, Jr., '41, and Joseph S. Stookins '34. Hillis 
K. Idleman '31, co-chairman. Dr. Newell R. Kelley 
'33, co-chairman. Dr. Robert A. Goodell '24, Clarence 
F. Roth '46, and William Wagner '47. Frederick H. 
Rea '35, co-chairman. Laurence R. Smith '20, co- 
chairman, Donald H. Amidon '40, William W. Keffer 
'43, and Ralph R. Walker. Elisha C. Wattles '13, 
special worker. Z,a^«);7/i?— Howard A. Taber '10, 
chairman. Litchfield — Francis E. Enslin '25 and 
Carl T. Hartigan '37, chairmen. Manchester — Russell 

B. Grannis '36, chairman. Middletou'n-—Rev. Alvin 
D. Johnson '39, chairman. New Britain — Raymond 

C. Lawson '23, chairman; Oscar S. Anderson '35, co- 
chairman. Suffield and Thorn psonville — Enrico Cas- 
inghino '39, chairman; G. Gardner Hathaway, Jr., 
'42, and David B. Parlin '40, co-chairmen. Area 
Advisory Committee — Francis P. Brown, Jr., '25, C. 
Manton Eddv '22, Milton H. Glover '22, Wilson C. 
Jainsen '22, Ernest W. McCormick '22, Harold A. 
McKay '18, Paul E. Monahan '31, Walter P. Rolland 
'22, Mr. Henshaw, and Dr. Kelley. 

NEW HAVEN: Area Chairman— Benjamin A. 
Chase II '38. Unit Chairmen and Workers: Bran- 
ford — F. Kenneth Armstrong '23, chairman. Hamden 
— Andrew L. Breckenridge '11, chairman, Roland E. 
Copeland '15, and Clarence W. Miller '12. Madison— 
J. J. Henry Muller III '38, chairman, John Ervin '11, 
August O. Neidlinger '32, and Olin E. Neidlinger '33. 
Meriden — A. Gordon Davis '28, chairman, Robert J. 
Gannon '36, and Dr. Lester H. Sugarman '30. Milford 
Woodmont — Charles E. H. Williams '38, chairman, 
and Paul W. Holt '36. New Haven— Kohert B. 
Dugan '33, chairman, John C. Braman '40, William 
A. Bree, Jr., '35, Wilfred C. Broadbent '39, Henry H. 
Bucholz '25, John T. Dolan '31, Robert S. Hallock 
'46, Donald H. Holmes '46, Malcolm A. Jenckes '24, 
Edward A. C. Murphy '13, David A. Tuckerman '46, 
and Gardner E. Wheeler, Jr., '36. Naui^atuck — 
Charles E. Spencer III '42, chairman, and Martin F. 
Lynn '42. Netc Milford — William F. Scholze, Jr., '12, 
chairman. North Haven — Clarence F. Andrews '26, 
chairman. Valley — Dr. Oscar Rogol '26, chairman, 
and Percy Kingsley '28. Waterbury — Paul V. Hayden 
'25, chairman. West Haven — -Hubert C. Hodge '30, 
chairman. Area Advisory Committee — Jerome W. 
Gratenstein '36, V. A. Hedberg, Jr., '22, Harry R. 
Westcott '11, and Messrs. Andrews, Bucholz, Davis, 
Dugan, Hayden, Hodge, and Miller. 

NORWICH: Area Chairman— Allyn L. Brown. 
Jr., '37. Advisory Committee — Rev. Alexander H. 
Abbott '03, Thomas G. Ahern '42, Hon. Allyn L. 
Brown '05, Dr. G. H. Gildersleeve '19, and Byron M. 
Hatfield '22. Unit Chairmen and Workers: Norwich 
— Stephen S. Armstrong '36, chairman. Rev. Mr. 
Abbott, Mr. Ahern, H. Dexter Hyland, Jr., '38, Wil- 
liam E. Kelly '40 and Maurice T. Taylor '33 New 
London — Lloyd E. Gallup '23, chairman. Mystic — 
Carl C. Cutler '03, chairman. 

WILLIMANTIC: Area Chairman— Howard W. 
Memmott '33. Unit Chairmen: Danielson — Rev. 
Nathan B. Burton '16. Putnam — Lewis A. Averill '22 
and Edward C. Fisher '22. Willimantic — Eric H. 
Lind '25. < 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Our New Board ^ 

► ► This magazine has always benefited from the 
attention of devoted alumni associated with it. The 
present Board of Editors is no exception to this qual- 
ity. That this is so is wholly fitting, since it is to 
them that the Associated Alumni delegate respons- 
ibility for policy and content. (Control over these 
two continued strictly to be an alumni matter when 
the agreement was made with the University for the 
financing and distribution of the magazine to all 
Brown men.) 

Carleton D. Morse 13 served the ALUMNI 
MONTHLY faithfully and skillfully as Chairman of 
the Board during the first period of its general cir- 
culation. His retirement was the subject of wide 
regret last summer, and none knew better than the 
Board and the stafT what his great contributions had 
been. Another genuine loss came in the death of 
Chauncey E. Wheeler '09 as his term on the Board 
was coming to an end. 

The Board of Editors was reorganized this fall with 
the election of Arthur Braitsch '23 as its Chairman. 
As Business Manager of the magazine when the late 
Henry R. Palmer '90 transferred the property to the 
Associated Alumni, he was directly involved in the con- 
duct of the ALUMNI MONTHLY for 15 years. He 
was a member of the Board of Editors from the start, 
and the alumni are fortunate to have him in the 
chairmanship. He is a Providence advertising man 
who runs his own agency; he was at one time an 
English instructor at Brown. 

The new Vice-Chairman is George W. Potter '21, 
chief editorial writer for the Providence Journal and 
Evening Bulletin, He is a past Pulitzer Prize-winner 
and former member of the Brown English Depart- 
ment. He represents the magazine on the Board of 
Directors of the Associated Alumni. H. Stanton 
Smith '21 is a member of the Board by virtue of his 
being President of the Associated Alumni. Prof. I. 
J. Kapstein '26, novelist and member of the English 
Department, is the Faculty representative on the 
Board of Directors of the Associated Alumni. He 
has been Vice-Chairman of the ALUMNI MONTH- 
LY for the past two years. George F. Troy, Jr., '31, 
education specialist for the Providence Journal con- 
tinues in the Board as well. 

Two new members joined the group this fall: 
Garrett D. Byrnes '26, Sunday Editor of the Provi- 
dence Journal and lecturer at the Columbia Press 
Institute. H. Linus Travers '27, high-ranking radio 
executive in the Mutual Broadcasting System and 
Yankee Network. He is a member of the Board of 
Directors of the Associated Alumni. "* 

Your Souvenirs of Brown 

► A REMINDER from the University Archivist, W. 
Easton Louttit '25: The John Hay Library continues 
to hope that Brown alumni will make available pic- 
tures, clippings, programs, and other souvenirs of 
their day in College. In fact, Brunoniana of all 
kinds are welcome additions to the special collections 
in the University Library. Material may be left 
in the Special Collections Room or addressed to the 
Archivist, John Hay Library, Brown University, 
Providence 12, R. I. < 



President of the A. A. U. 

► ► Dr. Henry M. Wriston, President of Brown 
University, has been elected President of the Asso- 
ciation of American Universities. The election took 
place at a meeting of the Association held at the 
University of Pennsylvania last October 28-30 but 
was not announced at that time because several chang- 
es in the constitution had to be ratified by member 
institutions. These changes are now in etYect. 

At the present time the Association is composed 
of 34 institutions of high standing on the North 
American continent and has as its purpose the con- 
sideration and expression of opinions on matters of 
common interest relating to university policy. 

Dr. Frank P. Graham, President of the University 
of North Carolina, was elected Vice-President, and 
Chancellor Deane W. Mallott of the University of 
Kansas, Secretary-Treasurer. 

Among the changes made in the constitution was 
the establishment of a constituent branch to be known 
as the Association of Graduate Schools and whose 
chief concern will be the improvement of graduate 
teaching and research. Dean C. A. Elvehjem of the 
University of Wisconsin was elected President of this 
Association; Dean Arthur R. Tebbutt (Brown 1927) 
of Northwestern University, Vice-President; and 
Dean N. Paul Hudson of Ohio State University, 
Secretary. 

It was voted that individuals rather than institu- 
tions should be officers. Last year Harvard Univer- 
sity held the office of president. 

Membership qualifications in the Association of 
American Universities, commonly considered as the 
highest ranking academic organization in existence, 
have been restated as follows: "It is composed of 
institutions on the North American continent the 
quality of whose graduate work in certain fields is 
high and, in addition, whose claims for inclusion are 
strong, either because of general high standing of 
their programs or because of the high standing of one 
or more of their professional schools. New members 
will be admitted by a three-fourths vote of the mem- 
bership." ■* 
The Japs Were Convicted 

► Long months of work as Chief Prosecutor of Jap- 
anese war criminals brought satisfaction to Joseph B. 
Keenan '10 in November when the international 
tribunal in Tokyo brought in a verdict of guilty. 
Former Premier Hideki Tojo and 24 other high offi- 
cials were convicted of war conspiracy. Mr. Keenan 
formally cleared Emperor Hirohito. 

Mr. Keenan, formerly the Assistant to the Attorney 
General of the United States, has formed a law part- 
nership with Morris Kanfer, formerly special counsel 
to the Bureau of Internal Revenue; Frederick Bernays 
Wiener, lately resigned as Assistant to the Solicitor 
General of the United States; and Robert T. Murphy, 
formerly associated with Mr. Keenan. Mr. Wiener 
is Brown 1927. '* 

The Air Is International 

► Dr. Paul T. David, who received his Ph. D. from 
Brown in 1933, will serve the International Civil 
Aviation Organization as Chairman of the Air Trans- 
port Committee for a year. He is the United States 
member of that committee. Dr. David was an in- 
structor in economics at Brown from 1928 to 1930. ■* 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



► ► Big Brown: "He's Just a Bear... " 

BY HOWARD Sr CURTIS. Director. Brown News Bureau 



► ► Always lively and imaginative in their support 
of Brown, the loyal Mid-West Alumni made history 
again when they presented the University this fall 
with a mammoth nine-foot stufTcd bear in testimony 
of their high regard for their old Alma Mater. An 
erstwhile "Big Brown" or Kodiak bear, native of 
Sitka, Alaska, this permanent mascot for Brown 
weighed an estimated 1600 pounds on the paw and 
was brought to bay some 10 years ago by five shots 
from the gun of Jack Durrell, big-game hunter and 
former \'ice-President of the National City Bank of 
New York. 

No welcome sight in live form. Bruin is originally 
reported as towering 12 feet on his hind legs, but the 
stuffing process cost him two feet eight inches in 
height and about 1000 pounds in weight. Lighter 
and smaller now, he is still characteristically a Brown 
Bear, and frisky >oung Bruno the Ninth, the 1948 
team mascot, would have to be enlarged 10 times to 
be in the same class. Bruin looms menacingly, claws 
unsheathed and three-inch fangs bared, on his own 
pedestal in a post that promises to be a positive in- 
spiration to generations of Brown linemen. 

An energetic idea-man and national vice-chairman 
of the Brown Housing and Development campaign, 
Ronald M. Kimball '18 of Chicago persuaded Mr. 
Durrell to part with his troph\^ for the greater glory 
of Brown. Kimball enlisted the able aid of Jack 
Monk '24, also of Chicago, in soliciting funds to cover 
the purchase., perpetual anti-moth treatment, and 
general upkeep of the bear. 

The animal hulk was presented to President Wriston 
at the football rally the night before the Holy Cross 




game. When Mr. Kimball made the presentation, 
the bear was unveiled by Gloria K. Green, daughter 
of Governor Dwight H. Green of Illinois and George 
Deiderick of St. Louis, from this year's Freshman 
Class at Pembroke and Brown. Prominent support- 
ers of the project were introduced, all Brown Trustees 
from the Middle West: Dr. W. Russell Burwell '15 of 
Cleveland; Chapin S. Newhard '22 of St. Louis; 
James L. Palmer '19 of Chicago; John G. Peterson '18 
of Minneapolis; and Mr. Kimball. 

From Middleboro, Mass., Everett Bowen '92, a 
member of the first Brown football team which played 
a regular schedule, came to be on hand and share the 
undergraduates' applause. 

Earlier in the day more than 200 Brown and Pem- 
broke students from the Middle West attended a tea 
to welcome the Trustees and observe Mid-West Day. 
They came back later that night to see the new bear 
in its permanent place in a huge glass case in the 
Faunce House Trophy Room, with a plaque appro- 
priately giving its history. '* 

{For evidence of national interest in this project, 
turn to page 21 this issue) 




THEY ALL HAVE TO LOOK UP at the big Alaska 
Brown Bear which alumni of the Middle West pre- 
sented to the University this fall. Sponsor of the 
plan was Ronald M. Kimball '18, in dark coat at left. 
With him is Everett A. Bowen '92, a survivor of Brown's 
first football squad who was introduced to the under- 
graduates the night of the presentation. Football 
players with the bear are Ed Finn (50) and Capt. 
Norm lacuele (69) 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



The Man Hampton Picked 
^ Hampton Institute has chosen Alonzo G. Moron '32 
as Acting President. He has been serving the famous 
Virginia institution as Business Manager for two 
years. He is former Commissioner of Public Wel- 
fare for the Virgin Islands, his home, and a former 
manager of two Federal housing projects at Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Mr. Moron came to Brown after graduation from 
Hampton Institute's Division of Trades and Indus- 
tries. His Brown degree was awarded cum laude. 
In addition, he studied at the University of Pittsburgh 
under a fellowship from the National Urban League, 
receiving an A. M., and last year earned his LL. B. 
from Harvard Law. 

In his native \'irgin Islands, he was responsible for 
developing a public welfare program in a community 
75 per cent of whose population had been described 




HAMPTON'S PINCII-IIITTER: Alonzo G. Moron '32 

as "either unemployed or under-employed." His 
long-range survey laid the basis for the present hous- 
ing program in the Virgin Islands. In 1936 he was 
housing manager for University Homes, a Federally 
operated low-rent housing project for 675 Negro 
families in Atlanta. When it was leased to the 
Housing Authority of Atlanta in 1940, he became 
consultant in the building of six more housing pro- 
jects and added the managership of a second to his 
other duties. In Atlanta he was a regular lecturer 
in housing at the School of Social Work and occa- 
sionally in other fields. Mr. Moron has been a mem- 
ber of the National Association of Housing Officials, 
the interracial committee of the Atlanta Chamber of 
Commerce, and the executive boards of the Georgia 
Conference of Social Work, the Atlanta Social Plan- 
ning Council, and the Atlanta Urban League. ^ 

Marshall Plan's Budget Director 
► Norman S. Tabor '13, as director of the budget 
division of the Economic Co-operation Administra- 
tion, holds today one of the most vital posts in the 
whole Marshall Plan scheme. He was named this 
fall after years of fame as an expert consultant in 
governmental finance. The former Rhodes Scholar 
and one-time holder of the world's record in the mile 
run served Brown as Chairman of the Athletic Coun- 
cil at one time and is a Trustee of the University. ■* 



Football Fare for 1949 
^ Replace Rutgers and Connecticut with Columbia 
and Lehigh and, with the balance of the 1948 oppon- 
ents listed again, you have Brown's 1949 football 
schedule as announced Now 18 by Paul F. Mackesey, 
Director of Athletics. It is again a nine-game cycle, 
opening about a week later than this past fall and 
affording no idle Saturday on the weekend before 
Thanksgiving. 

Appearing in Providence are Holy Cross, the first 
game, Rhode Island State, Lehigh, and Colgate, the 
last continuing in its Turkey Day role. Away from 
home are Princeton, Western Reserve, Yale, Harvard, 
and Columbia — the last four of them on successive 
Saturdays. Yale, met in 1948 on the first day of the 
season, returns to the more customary mid-season 
spot, the week before the Harvard game. 

The schedule: Oct. 1— Holy Cross. Oct. 8— Rhode 
Island. Oct. 15— at Princeton. Oct. 22 — Lehigh. 
Oct. 29 — at Western Reserve. Nov. 5 — at Yale. 
Nov. 12 — at Harvard. Nov. 19 — at Columbia. Nov. 
24 — Colgate. Columbia, a team over which the 
Bruins hold a seven-to-five advantage in the number 
of victories to date, with two games ending as ties, 
comes back on the Brown schedule after a lapse of 
three years, while Brown has not played Lehigh since 
1931. The Bears and the Engineers played six games 
between 1895 and 1931, the former winning four. 
When Brown returns the 1948 visit of Western Re- 
serve by journeying to Cleveland for the inter- 
sectional game on Oct. 29, it will be the first time a 
Brown eleven has appeared in the Middle West since 
1924 when the Brunonians played the University of 
Chicago. ■^ 

Assisting Howard Hughes 

► Malcolm Smith '25 has been elected Vice-President 
of the Hughes Tool Company, the Houston, Tex., 
Chamber of Commerce Magazine reported in its Octo- 
ber issue. The former New York investment banker 
will assist Howard Hughes, President, in the super- 
vision of the many Hughes interests, including Trans 
World Airways, Hughes Aircraft Company, and 
Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. Mr. Smith is a 
former partner of J. H. Whitney and Company, pri- 
vate investment firm, and also of Glore, Forgan and 
Company, Investment bankers of New York and 
Chicago. He is a director of the Vendo Company, 
the Sunflower Natural Gas Company, and the Spencer 
Chemical Company of Kansas City. He was a Lt. 
Col. in the Army Service Forces in World War II. '* 

Advertisers Elect Standish 

► Myles Standish '20 is the new President of the 
Outdoor Advertising Association of America, elected 
at the organization's national convention at Memphis, 
Tenn., in November. He is President of Standish, 
Inc., the Standish Barnes Co., and the Newport 
Poster Advertising Co., with his office at 507 Union 
Trust Building, Providence. '* 

For Connecticut's Junior Bar 

► William Bieluch '39 was elected Chairman of the 
Junior Bar of Connecticut at the convention of the 
State Bar Association Oct. 18. He is also Connecti- 
cut State Chairman of the Junior Bar Conference of 
the American Bar Association. He is a member of 
the newly formed law partnership of Sidor & Bieluch, 
with offices at 525 Main St., Hartford. "* 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



The Best Eleven Since '32 ^ ^ 



Brown Team Statistics 



► ► "Win 7." That was the way the 
Band spelled it out, and that was what 
everyone in the Brown stands was pulling 
for on Thanksgiving Day, 1948. To make 
the point even more emphatic, the cheer- 
leaders rolled gargantuan dice which were 
so rigged that they could come up only 
with 7s. By beating Colgate, respected 
and generally jinxing foe, the Varsity 
football team won that seventh game for 
the best season on the books since 1932. 

It is true that two games of hearts' de- 
sire — against Yale and Harvard — were 
not with the other trophies. But Prince- 
ton, Holy Cross, Rutgers, Colgate, Rhode 
Island, Connecticut, and Western Reserve 
had all been beaten, with thrills attendant 
all the way. And although a dozen 
different players began to see themselves 
mentioned as "AU-This" or "Ail-That," 
the impressive fact was that it had been a 
solid, balanced team performance which 
brought Brown its success. This had 
been evident in the year's high spot — at 
Princeton — and in every offensive and 
defensive accomplishment. 

On Thanksgiving Day eight men were 
on the field for Brown for the last time. 
Captain Norm lacuele had been out most 
of the year with a broken leg, after playing 
in 30 straight encounters. Ed Finn, one 
of the country's great passers and a slick 
ball-handler, had led the team's ofTense 
with a credit of 934 yards, virtually all 
of it on his tosses. Bill McLellan, a 
power at tackle, also had his recognition 
as the two were chosen to play in the 
North-South game. Ed Hendrick had 
had a good year at end, while Bob Rougvie 
Tom Nicholas, Dave Livingston, and 
Vice D'Angelo had all been serviceable 
linesmen. 

► Over the nine games Unn completed 
47 out of 102 attempted passes for a total 
of 917 yards (an average of 19.5 yards 
per completion) and 13 touchdowns to 
top his 1947 total by 512 yards. This 
passing total plus 17 yards gained rushing 
give him a 934 yard figure for total offense. 
Halfback Chuck Nelson was Finn's fa- 
vorite aerial target, as the combination 
connected with 16 completed passes, 
good for 435 yards (an a\'erage of 27.2 
yards per completion) and seven touch- 
downs. Twenty-eight per cent of Finn's 
completions went for scores to set a very 
high ratio of touchdowns-per-completed- 
pass. 

Roger Young was the leading ground 
gainer on the Bruin eleven, rolling up 506 
yards in 98 carries (5.2 yards per try) 
and 10 touchdowns to also be the leading 
scorer. Fullback Arnie Green was next 
in line in rushing with 365 yards in 90 
tries. 

The Brown team as a whole topped 
the 1947 total team figures in every de- 
partment except pass interceptions. Oddly 
enough, the Brown pass defense was far 
more effective than a year ago and the 
Bruins are rated one of the top five teams 
in the countr\' in this category, but they 
still intercepted 17 passes in 1947 and 16 
this season. Two other unusual figures 
in the 1948 statistics pertain to fumbles 
and penalties. Brown recovered no less 
than 21 of the 24 fumbles made by the 
opposition, and Brown and its opponents 
were penalized exactly the same number 
of yards during the season — 348. 



This season's Brown eleven averaged 
26.9 points per game, ranking them second 
in Bruin grid annals behind Fritz Pollard's 
1916 aggregation with its 28.2 points per 
game average. The season's total of 242 
points is the fourth highest in Brown his- 
tory, topped only by teams in 1894, 1905 
and 1916. 

Just to refresh your memory, here are 
the 1948 scores again: Yale 28, Brown 13. 
Brown 23, Princeton 20. Brown 33, R. 
I. State 0. Brown 14, Holy Cross 6. 
Brown 49, Connecticut 6. Brown 20, 
Rutgers 6. Brown 36, Western Reserve 0. 
Harvard 30, Brown 19. Brown 35, Col- 
gate 7. 

► High scorer for Brown was Roger 
Young with 10 touchdowns, 60 points. 
Nelson was next with 8 for 48. The others: 
George Paterno 30, Condon 26 (17 extra 
points, 3 field goals), DiDomenico 18, 
Kozak 12, Green 12, Finn, Altieri, Zeoli, 
Mahoney, Beaulieu, and Rodewig 6 each. 
Team statistics showed that Brown 
topped its yardage total for 1947 by 467 
yards. In passing the aggregate of 1066 
yards compared with 673 last year. Rush- 
ing netted 74 more yards. 

All year long Brown played a prominent 
role in national gridiron statistics. It 
was consistently first in the East on pass 
defense, and the honor still belonged to 
the team after nine games. It yielded 
only 55.7 yards per game. Going into 
the Harvard game, the Bear was rated 
fifth nationally on total defense, second 
nationally in pass defense, and 15th on 
total offense. At various stages of the 
campaign, the team was among the of- 
fensive leaders in the East, (third to fifth) 
Ed Finn was among the top 15 on pass 



Two Years In a Row 

► Wh.\tever jin.x there is which 
thri\es at Cambridge, does not 
confine itself to Varsity football. 
For the second year in a row, Brown 
dropped five games in a single 
weekend to Harvard. 

A favored Varsity football team 
bowed to an upsurging host, while 
the Freshmen surrendered a fourth 
period lead and the Jayvees also 
lost a close contest. A year ago 
it was the Freshman football eleven 
which went against Harvard un- 
• defeated; this year it was the yearl- 
ing soccer team, which lost its first 
game 5-1 although scoring first. 
The Varsity soccer team in losing 
3-0 was far from being the machine 
which beat Yale and Princeton this 
fall. 

Certain undergraduates took 
paintbrushes to Cambridge to dec- 
orate the Harvard yard with 
"Browns" and "B's" this year. 
They were caught and suspended, 
both for being destructive and un- 
imaginative. It was the Harvard 
athlete, however, who really ap- 
plied the whitewash on that sad 
weekend. .'\nd the Harvard cheer- 
ing section, relentless as a Greek 
chorus, seemed to mean it when it 
chanted: "What do we eat? What 
do we eat? BEAR MEAT, BEAR 
MEAT! " < 



First downs 
Rushing tries 
Yds. gained rushing 
Forward passes 
Forwards completed 
Yds. gained passing 
Total yds. offense 
Passes int. by 
Punt runbacks 
Av. distance punts 
Fumbles 
Ball lost fumbles 
Yds. lost penalties 
Points 
Touchdowns 
Extra points 
Field goals 



Brown 


Oppo. 


127 


83 


450 


370 


1949 


1386 


132 


128 


57 


43 


1066 


502 


3015 


1890 


16 


12 


546 


351 


37 


36 


16 


24 


10 


21 


348 


348 


242 


103 


35 


15 


23 


10 


3 


1 



completions and distance, and Joe Paterno 
was fifth nationally on punt returns. 

Lewis Shaw, Athletic Publicity Direct- 
or, provides individual statistics, too. 
In rushing the yardages were as follows: 
Young 506, Green 365, DiDomenico 140, 
Nelson 131, George Paterno 120, Gresh 
110, Zeoli 105, Beaulieu 98, Rodewig 81, 
Joe Paterno 63, Rich 52, Kozak 51, Florio 
31, Pastuszak 23, Ormsby 19, Finn 17, 
Sullivan 13, Lenker 11, Roth 7, Searles 4. 

The figures on pass reception: Nelson 
16 for 435 yards, Mahoney 12 for 176, 
George Paterno 7 for 155, Searles 7 for 93, 
Young 4 for 72, Powers 2 for 46, Altieri 
3 for 42, Rodewig 2 for 18, Green 1 for 11, 
Rich 1 for 7, Zeoli 1 for 6, Kozak 1 for 5. 
The passers: Finn 47 of 102 for 917 yards. 
Joe Paterno 8 of 18 for 127 yards, Pas- 
tuszak 2 of 9 for 22. 



Brown 49, 



Connecticut 6 



► Two TOUCHDOWNS in the first seven 
minutes settled the issue early against 
Connecticut, although the Nutmeggers 
had been touted to provide quite a battle, 
on the strength of their performance in 
holding Yale to a single score. A touch- 
down in eleven running plays after get- 
ting possession of the ball on the UConn 
45 accounted tor the first markdown. 
The second score followed swiftly when 
the Huskies fumbled on their 14. Young 
was the runner on the first three touch- 
downs, the last coming in the second 
period after Green's 45- yard dash across 
the goal-line had been nullified because of 
clipping. 

Substitutions were liberal in the second 
half, but each new man was determined 
to make himself telt. Other scoring: two 
touchdowns by George Paterno, one by 
Zeoli, another on a Finn-Nelson pass, and 
a handsome placement by Joe-the-Toe 
Condon. A kickoff return of 45 yards 
by Green, and two pass interceptions by 
Joe Paterno and Altieri were other high- 
lights. In all Brown ground out 22 first 
downs and 374 yards on ground plays, 
with just enough passes to keep the Husk- 
ies off balance. 

Brown 20. Rutgers 6 

► Ordinarily defensive football doesn't 
breed excitement, but Brown's victory 
performance in thwarting a strong Rutgers 
eleven was a thriller often because of the 
superb pass-checking and line surges by 
the Brunonians. On the attack. Brown 
had enough punch in Young's running 
and Finn's passing to keep the action hot 
and provide the winning margin. 

Gathering momentum slowly, this 
battle of two rugged teams brought plenty 
of extraordinary football in its later stages. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Fumbles hurt Brown's chances in the 
first period, once on the Rutgers 38, and 
the Bear found himself in a hole on a 
coffin-corner kick and a fumble. But 
Brown drove out on hard running, later 
recovered a fumble on the Scarlet 36, and 
set up its first score on a tumbling catch 
by Searles of a Joe Paterno pass. Young's 
eventual score by the whirling method 
(three spins and over from the eight) only 
roused Rutgers, which went 93 yards for 
its only tally of the day. Scott blocked 
the conversion attempt. 

Going 71 yards early in the third period. 
Brown put the game on ice by mi.\ing 
passes with dashes, the score coming when 
George Paterno took Finn's forward all 
alone in the flat and went 40 yards further 
on rugged blocking. Though George was 
the last defender in the way on the en- 
suing kickotT, he not only stopped his man 
but came up with a stolen ball on Rutgers 
28. From here on Rutgers was bottled 
up, and a Kozak punt added further woe 
by slanting olif on the one-yard line. Burns' 
passes always carried a threat, but Pas- 
tuszak batted down seven, three on suc- 
cessive plays, and Rougvie set up Browns 
last score with an interception which he 
carried to the Scarlet 24. Another circus 
catch by Searles and Young's whack at 
center did the trick. 

It was the first time in two years that 
Rutgers had been defeated at home. 
Superlative line play from tackle to tackle 
bottled up the Scarlet backs and limited 
the rushing to 58 yards net and.only eight 
of 24 passes were completed. 

Brown 36. IVeslern Reserve 

► Building for the future. Western Re- 
serve brought a squad of 24 Sophomores, 
10 Juniors and no Seniors to Providence 
in the first of the home-and-home series. 
While next year may be a different story, 
the Red Cats were no match for Brown's 
slashing type of play that featured a work- 
out for the whole benchful of stringers. 
Reserve set something of a record by 
fumbling the first five times it put the 
ball in play. Brown's first score canie 
80 seconds after we kicked oflf to the vis- 
itors, another came four minutes later, 
on a placement by Condon. The 10th 
minute saw a romp of 63 yards in si.\ 
plays for more points. Nelson scored 
two touchdowns, one on a Finn pass. Finn 
himself made a touchdown, as did George 
Paterno and Beaulieu. 



Harvard 30, 



Brown 19 



utes, after Harvard had pieced together 
a couple of first downs and then been 
forced to kick. Straightway Scott dropped 
on a Harvard punt that Chernak, the 
great Sophomore guard, had blocked. 
From the foe's 24-yard line Finn passed 
to Nelson from the Condon fake-place- 
ment set-up (the same play had beaten 
Yale last year). .Although Nelson didn't 
quite go all the way. Young went on a 
sweep two plays later from the seven. The 
13-0 score was comforting, and people 
were tr\'ing to remember how much it 
was that Princeton had beaten Harvard 

by- 

But the Crimson rose up, aided by an 
offensive kick that went out on our two- 
yard line. The return punt went only to 
the 30, and Harvard shortly had its first 
touchdown. .Another followed a spec- 
tacular jump-pass to Moffie, and the score 
was tied at 13-all. Before halftime, how- 
ever, Brown had recovered a fumble, and 
Finn tossed another beauty to Young for 
the lead at 19-13. 

In the second half the breaks began to 
figure against us rather than for us. We 
fumbled at midfield when another march 
was moving, and Harvard capitalized by 
throwing all its Michigan book. The 
conversion gave the home team a 20-19 
margin. The clincher came when Har- 
vard advanced again to the Brown 20, 
was checked, and had to pass. Pastuszak 
covered the play perfectly, and Fiorentino 
the intended receiver, stopped running. 
But the ball was tipped into his surprised 
arms, and there was the game, although 
Brown continued to threaten. Halted 
on the Har\'ard 30 after three first downs 
and 60 yards' gaining. Brown elected to 
try a field-goal, that could have whittled 
the lead to five points. The kick was 
poor, however, against a sharp wind. At 
midfield soon after Harvard gambled on 



i-^*" 
*->,* 



► Rip Engle muttered every tmie tne 
word "favorite" was applied to Brown 
just before this game, but the efficiency 
with which the Bears manufactured two 
touchdowns in the first period made his 
worries seem absurd. Then Harvard 
found itself, clicked with a fast, versatile 
and unpredictable offense, came back 
with a vengeance. It was a great team 
which beat Brown, and Yale learned it a 
week later, too. 

Alter the Princeton rout of Harvard, 
the editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin 
told us he couldn't understand it: the 1948 
team seemed the best Harvard eleven he 
had ever seen. The performance against 
Brown justified him, and the Bulletin's 
story of the Brown game was headlined: 
"Now We Can Hold Our Heads Up." 
The Crimson team, too, was playing 
"heads up" football after recovering its 
poise. 

Finn hit Young with a perfect pass to 
score from the Brown 40 within six min- 




FINN HAD good receivers: Above 

Mahoney in the Holy Cross end zone. 

(Brown Daily Herald Photo) 



fourth down with a fake kick, and Roche 
swept to the Brown 28. From the 23 a 
field goal by Dvaric ended the scoring, 
although the Bears passed and powered 
to the 30. 

Our notes on the game were cluttered 
with "ifs," for there were several plays 
that nearly clicked for Brown, particu- 
larly on passes. But Harvard was up 
for a great game that had the crowd, solid 
from goal-line to goal-line, roaring through 
out. -Art \'alpey: "Brown has a good 
football team." Rip Engle: "Harvard 
was the best team Brown faced all year." 
Brown's total offense was 284 yards, 10 
first downs; Harvard's 272, 16 first downs. 

Brown 35, Colgate 7 

► Ed Finn bowed out of Brown football 
on Thanksgiving Day by firing three 
beautiful touchdown passes and chipping 
other forwards at critical moments. But 
it was a great team performance which set 
Colgate back by a record score and ended 
the Raiders' domination over the Bear 
that dated to 1944. Despite the score, 
it was far from a rout, and Colgate actual- 
ly outrushed Brown 243 to 220, with con- 
stant threats by two good Sophomore 
backs. Attempting a surprise, the Red 
Raiders persisted with passes, though its 
season record was weak in this respect, 
but completed only five of 20 for 47 yards. 
The very first one backfired when Kozak 
intercepted in Brown territory and ran 
back 32 yards to the enemy 31. Nelson 
nearly went the distance on the first play 
with a Finn forward, but it required 
another to George Paterno from the eight. 
The score came in three minutes, and 
Brown was back again soon, only to fail 
with a field goal from the 24. 

Colgate had its score soon after on a 
sortie from midfield, but Young tore back 
76 yards on the next kickoff, grabbed 
only on the eight. Kozak, having his 
best day of the year, went through center 
to give a 14-7 lead, bolstered in the second 
period by two Finn to Mahoney passes, 
one spectacular, the other casual but 
scoring. In the last period Finn threw 
his 13th touchdown pass of the year and 
his seventh to Nelson, and Rodewig 
wrapped the package up after Scott had 
intercepted a rushed forward by the Raid- 
ers. Just about ever>' Brunonian played, 
and even the injured Captain Norm 
lacuele went out on the field to hold the 
ball for a fourth period kickoff. The 
bear cub mascot was honored between 
the halves as he made his departure in 
the helicopter of Lee Plymfrton '44. 

A Good Freshman Season 

► Whkn the Varsity is ha\ing a trouble- 
ous season, football fans pay more atten- 
tion to the Freshman record than was the 
case this fall. But the yearlings served 
notice that they'll be coming along use- 
fully when the call goes out for the 1949 
team. The Cubs' most spectacular feat 
was in knocking off a previously unde- 
feated Holy Cross eleven on Nov. 20, but 
Yale had also been beaten 19-6 and Boston 
College 12-0. At Cambridge the Cubs 
led 12-6 going into the last quarter only 
to drop the muddy decision 20-12. 

The Freshmen had to come from behind 
at New Haven but did so impressively. 
The backs pounded the Eli line for 250 
yards, but passes accounted for the win- 
ning touchdowns. Yale was limited to 
24 yarcls rushing. Against Boston Col- 
lege Brown appeared to have the advan- 
tage but could not score until the third 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 




BEST OF BANDS: A new standard for Brunonians was set this fall by the undergraduate musicians under 
Martin Fischer. They are shown here against the backdrop of Brown partisans at Brown Field. (Photo Lab 
photo) 



quarter when two fumbles were reco\"ered, 
one on the B. C. 13, the other on the six. 
A 55-yard punt by MacConnell, end from 
Newton, was the prelude to the first nuitT. 
Holy Cross had taken all comers before 
visiting Brown Field, shutting out Boston 
College 13-0, Harvard 19-0, Vale 20-0, 
and Boston University 26-0. But Charlie 
Scott ran back the opening kickoff 80 
yards to score, and the Freshman Cru- 
saders never recovered, although it was 
held once on the Brown eight-yard line 
and fumbled on the Brown 32. Sheehan's 
passing had more than a little to do with 
the victory, 19-7. Holy Cross didn't 
break the ice until the last few minutes, 
and the statistics were all in Brown's 
favor, although the going was ruggedly 
contested- 
Earlier in the season Brown beat R. I. 
State Freshmen 14-0 and lost by a safety 
to New Hampshire 8-6. ■"< 

The Soccer Season 

► Winning four of nine contests, the 
Brown soccer Varsity had a spotty fall 
despite the pre-season feeling of confidence. 
All four victories were shutouts, including 
1-0 games against Vale and Princeton. 
The former was Brown's first defeat of 
Vale in soccer since 1941 and enabled the 
Bear to finish sixth in the League standing 
(above Vale, Princeton, and .Army). 



The season bore out the old soccer 
axiom — the team that scores first wins the 
game. Certainly, it w'as true of each 
Brown contest. .At Hanover, the Indians 
won a close one 2-1, and Wesleyan handed 
the Brunonians their only defeat on Al- 
ilrich Field, 3-1. Navy, UConn, and Har- 
vard all won by 3-0 shutouts. Coach 
Kennaway's charges trounced Fort Dev- 
ens 5-0 and M. I. T. 4-0. 

The standout performer for Brown was 
liod Schefifer, goal-tender, a candidate for 
.AII-.American honors. The co-captains 
were Phil Massare, who provided the win- 
ning kick against Vale, and A\ Bellows, 
both playing as Seniors. Whitey Groth 
and Jim Leach were the defensive leaders. 

Scores for the Fall 
► JAYVEE FOOTBALL: Army 21, 
Brown 0. Tufts 25, Brown 14. Brown 32, 
Boston U. 0. R. I. State 13, Brown 12. 
Harvard 18, Brown 14. Won 7, Lost 4. 

FRESHMAN FOOTBALL: Brown 14, 
R. I. State 0. New Hampshire 8, Brown 6. 
Brown 12, Boston College 0. Brown 19, 
^■ale 6. Harvard 20, Brown 12. Brown 19, 
Holv Cross 7. Won 4, Lost 2. 

VARSITV SOCCER: Brown 1, Prince- 
ton 0. Brown 5, LI. of Mass. 0. Dartmouth 
2, Brown 1. Navy 3, Brown 0. Connec- 
ticut 3, Brown 0. Wesleyan 3, Brown 1. 
Brown 1, Vale 0. Brown 4, M. I. T. 0. 
Harvard 3, Brown G. Won 4, Lost 5. 

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FRESHMAN SOCCER: Brown 2, 
New Bedford 0. Brown 2, Worcester 
Academy 1. Brown 2, Bradford Durfee 1. 
Brown 3, Tufts 0. Brown 1, Nichols Jr. 
College 1. Brown 4, M. 1. T. 0. Harvard 5, 
Brown 1. Won 5, Lost 1, Tied 1. 

VARSITV CROSS COUNTRV: Brown 
21, Connecticut 36. R. L State 23, Brown 
46. Brown 25, Holy Cross 32. Brown 17 
Providence College 43. Brown 27, Boston 
U. 29. Won 4, Lost 1. 

FRESH1\LAN CRO.SS COUNTRV: 
Brown 25, Connecticut 30. Brown 26, 
R. I. State 31. LaSalle .Academv 21, 
Brown 38. Brown 27, Boston U. 28. 
Brown 15, Providence College 45. Mt. 
Pleasant High 23, Brown 34. Won 4, 
Lost 2. -4 

Marshall IVoods Lectures 

► The ever-popul.\r fall series of Mar- 
shall Woods Lectures at Brown had 
"Great .Artists" for its 1948 theme. Speak- 
ers during October were: Prof. Charles H. 
Morgan II of .Amherst, "Pheidias and the 
Parthenon." Prof. Wilhelm Koehler of 
Harvard, "A German Gothic Sculptor: 
the Naumburg Master." Prof. Wolfgang 
Stechow of Oberlin, "Rubens, the Ren- 
aissance, and the Baroque." Prof. Walter 
.Abell of Michigan .State, "Picasso in the 
Light of History." ^ 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Sports Indoors ^ 

► ► All indoor sports teams at Brown 
will be seen in intercollegiate action during 
the first week of December, almost before 
the cheering of the Thanksgiving football 
has died away. But coaches and players 
of the winter teams have been busy long 
since with drills for what should be a 
reputable season for the Bear. 

Bob Morris has had his basketball 
squad out on the floor since Oct. 18, work- 
ing for its first engagement, against Har- 
vard in Marvel Gym Dec. 4. Last year 
the Bruin courtmen experienced a rather 
poor year, winning only six games in 20, 
but the 70-60 upset victory over Frank 
Keaney's Swish Kids from Rhode Island 
State gave some local satisfaction. 

This season Morris will come back with 
practically the same squad, for only Cap- 
tain Ernie Corner and Bob Smith were 
graduated. A stronger team is expected, 
partly because of the fact that Frank 
(Moe) Mahoney, a star two years ago, 
will be eligible for the quintet after a year 
with the books. He comes fresh from a 
good year as an end and pass snatcher on 
the football team, with plenty of work 
ahead of him on the court to match the 
rest of the squad, but he is a great man to 
build a team around. Morns also has 
several members of last winter's Freshman 
squad that rolled up an impressive record 
of 16 wins, 3 defeats. (The defeats, m- 
cidentally, were all avenged m second 
meetings with the same clubs.) 

Heading the list of returning lettermen 
will be Captain Al Kovachik of Stratford, 
Conn. Playing his first season of regular 
Varsity ball under Coach Morris, he 
showed great improvement as the cam- 
paign progressed a year ago. Also back 
will be Jim Cooney, nephew of Coach 
Johnny Cooney of the Boston Braves, 
George Jones, Harvey Lapides, John 
Lynch, Ned Corcoran, Ben Patrick, Ken 
Provost, George Sotiropoulos, and Pete 
Tyrrell. Harry Lane, tall center from 
Highland Park', 111., who was out most of 
last season with injuries, is recovered, and 
Joe Paterno, fresh from.jquarterbackmg, 
expects to try his luck under the hoops 
again. 

Mahoney's first basketball at Brown 
was in the latter part of the 1946-47 sea- 
son under Coach Weeb Ewbank. Few of 
the fans will forget his scoring sprees 
against R. I. State and Providence College 
that year when he racked up 66J;points 
against these two strong aggregations. 

The Sophomores rated highly by Morris 
include Chuck Whalen, a great play- 
maker, high-scoring Dave Thurrott, lanky 
Zeke Creswell, Bill Hayes, and Dave^Till- 
inghast. Dave Holmgren and George 
Weitzman are also promising Sophs, 
while upperclassmen who have showed 
well in fall practice are Emile Jahn and 
Guy Falk. Freddie Kozak, his football 
duties over, is also contemplating a go 
at basketball. 

Morris figures his team to be about 
40% stronger than a year ago and even 
ventures to predict the Bruins will win 
at least 12 games out of the following 
schedule: Dec. 4 — Harvard. Dec. 8 — 
Arnold. Dec. 11 — -at Connecticut. Dec. 
15— M. I. T. Dec. 17— at Fort Devens. 
Jan. 8 — at Army. Jan. 15 — at Amherst. 
Jan. 19— at R. I. State. Jan. 22— Holy 
Cross. Jan. 28— at N. Y. Athletic Club 




BASKETBALL: The picture is brighter. 



Feb. 9 — Yale. Feb. 12 — Providence Col- 
lege. Feb. 16— at M. I. T. Feb. 19— 
Connecticut. Feb. 23 — at Columbia. 
Feb. 26— at W. P. I. Mar. 1— Holy Cross 
in Boston Garden. Mar. 5 — Dartmouth. 
Mar. 9— R. I. State. Mar. 12— Providence 
College. 

Seventeen games are carded for the 
Freshmen: Dec. 4 — Harvard. Dec. 8 — 
Arnold. Dec. 11 — at Connecticut. Jan. 8 
—at Nichols Jr. College. Jan. 11— R. I. 
State College Extension. Jan. 19 — at R. I. 
State. Jan. 25 — at R. I. S. C. Extension. 
Jan. 26— Boston U. Feb. 12— Providence 
College. Feb. 19 — Connecticut. Feb. 23 — 
at R. I. C. E. Feb. 26— at W. P. I. Mar. 2 
—at Sufifield Academy. Mar. 5— R. I. C. 
E. Mar. 9— R. I. State. Mar. 12— Provi- 
dence College. ■^ 



Hockey Alumni lo Meet 
► ►Former Brown hockey players 
plan their second annual reunion 
this year on the night of the Har- 
vard games in Providence. The 
hockey alumni plan to meet at the 
University Club at 5:30 on Dec. 14 
for an early dinner before going to 
the Auditorium. Coach Moulton 
is making arrangements. The price 
for supper and both Freshman and 
Varsity games is $3. ■^ 



The Hockey Warmups 

•4 Having won nine of 11 exhibition 
games in pre-season practice, the Brown 
Hockey team appeared in fine shape for 
its regular schedule, due to open Dec. 6 
in Boston. Some able performers came 
up from last year's Freshman squad to 
bolster the Varsity for its first year in the 
Pentagonal Hockey League with Harvard, 
Princeton, Dartmouth, and Yale. 

The schedule: Dec. 6 — at Boston Col- 
lege. Dec. 8 — at Harvard. Dec. 14 — Har- 
vard. Dec. 17 — Princeton. Jan. 7 — at 
Princeton. Jan. 8 — at .'Krmy. Jan. 14 — 
at American International (Springfield). 
Jan. 18— at Dartmouth. Feb. 12— at New 
Haven. Feb. 18— Dartmouth. Feb. 21— 
at M. I. T. Feb. 22— Boston University. 
Mar. 8— Yale. 

In the practice games most of the oppo- 
sition came from Massachusetts amateur 
teams in the Rhode Island Auditorium, 
home ice for the Brunonians. The North 
Cambridge Hartnetts, with two members 
of the American Olympic hockey squad 
aboard, handed the Bear its only defeat, 
9-5. The Arlington Arcadians played 
through one overtime period to a 4-4 tie, 
while the best game was probably that 
against the Needham Rockets of the At- 
lantic Hockey League, Brown winning 5-4. 
M. I. T. was defeated 6-1. The other 
scores: Brown 11, Walpole Hockey Club 9. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Brown 5, the Melrose Reds 4. Brown 9, 
Franiingham Bears 6. Brown 13, Provi- 
dence USNR Whitecaps 5. Brown 3, 
Stoenham Hockey Club 1. Brown 11, 
Windsor Hockey Club 2. Brown 10, Hud- 
son Hockey Club 1. ■^ 

Other Winter Schedules 

► VARSITY WRESTLING; Dec. 11— 
at Dartmouth. Dec. 15 — Tufts. Jan. 8 — 
at West Point. Jan. 15 — ^at VVilliams. 
Jan. 22^Amherst. Jan. 29 — Springfield. 
Feb. 12— at Wesleyan. Feb. 19— M. I. T. 
Feb. 23— Harvard. Feb. 26— Coast Guard 
Mar. 12 — Eastern Intercollegiate Wrest- 
ling Assn. at Cornell. FRESHMEN: 
Dec. 15— Tufts. Jan. 22— St. George's. 
Jan. 26 — Edgewood Jr. College. Jan. 29 — • 
Springfield. F'eb. 12 — ^at Wesleyan. Feb. 
19— M, I. T. Feb. 23— Harvard. 

VARSITY SWIMMING: Dec. 3— M. 
I. T. Dec. 11— Tufts. Jan. 8— at West 
Point. Jan. 12 — Harvard. Jan. 15 — at 
Williams. Jan. 22 — at Boston University. 



Feb. 9— at Yale. Feb. 21— Dartmouth. 
Feb. 23 — -at University of Connecticut. 
Feb. 26— Columbia. Mar. 11-12— NEISA 
at Amherst. Mar. 18-19— EISA at Prince- 
ton. Mar. 25-26 — Nationals at North 
Carolina. FRESHMEN: Dec. 3— M.I. T 
Jan. 22— at Boston U. Jan. 26— at Brook- 
line High. Feb. 9— at Vale. Feb. 18— 
Moses Brown. Feb. 23 — at U. of Conn. 
Feb. 26 — -St. George's. 

VARSITY TRACK: Dec. 11— Har- 
vard- R. I. State, Brown at Harvard. 
Jan. 15 — Washington Evening Star Meet. 
Jan. 21 — Philadelphia Inquirer Meet. 
Jan. 22— Boston K. of C. Meet. Jan. 29— 
Milrose Meet, N. Y. Feb. 5— BAA Meet, 
Boston. Feb. 12— NYAC Meet, N. Y. 
Feb. 18— at Tufts. Feb. 19— NAAU Meet, 
N. Y. Feb. 26— IC4A Meet, N. Y. Mar. 
5— New York K. of C. Meet. Mar. 12— 
at M. I. T. Mar. 18— Cleveland K. of C. 
Meet. Mar. 19— Boston U. FRESHMEN 
Mar. 5 — Tabor Academy. Mar. 12 — at 
M. I. T. Mar. 19— Boston U. < 



Dear Reader 



Is An Ivy League Wanted? 



< < 



The leading editorial in the Dartmouth 
.Alumni .Magazine /or November, 1948: 

► ► These bracing fall afternoons, dis- 
ciplined bands of well-muscled young men 
are engaged in various forms of derring-do 
on the gridirons of a certain eight or ten 
institutions of higher learning in the east- 
ern United States These spirited young 
men perform their weekly heroics before 
crowds composed partially of street-level 
or air-breathing alumni and partially of 
the alumni of the subway variety who 
periodically appear at all athletic con- 
tests in the metropolitan areas. The 
clients at the above contests are predom- 
inantly of the former category — that is, 
old Dartmouths, Yales, Harvards, or 
Cornells, who emerge into the winy sun- 
shine once or twice a year to see Alma 
Mater engage in skilled and exciting com- 
bat with representatives of sister institu- 
tions with similar traditions, standards, 
and (usually) football material. 

This group of educational establish- 
ments is known to the devoted readers of 
the metropolitan press as the Ivy League 
Weekly standings of the respective foot- 
ball teams are carefully tabulated and 
champions are unofficially crowned fol- 
lowing the end of the season. Formal 
organizations among these institutions 
have long existed in basketball, baseball, 
track, swimming, tennis and (in a some- 
what more restricted sense) hockey. Soc- 
cer joined the parade this fall, with the 
formation of its own Ivy League. The 
establishment of these organizations has 
enhanced the prestige of the sports, the 
edification of the spectators, and the 
incentive of the performers 

But the Ivy League in football is tech- 
nically still only a beautiful dream, exist- 
ing in the fertile imaginations of the gentle- 
men of the press. It also exists in even 
more informal fashion in the minds of the 
various alumni, who would rather see 
their football teams play (and defeat) 
the teams of some institutions than others, 
with no invidious implications. \ large 
number of interested persons would thus 
presumably like to see this fond dream 
of an Ivy League become a reality, a de 
jure as well as a de facto organization. 

We are among those who would wel- 



come such a step. Certain tangible and 
intangible benefits might accrue there- 
from. One such benefit might involve 
the increased regularization of scholastic 
entrance requirements and elibigility 
rules for young men of sterling moral 
character who, fortuitiously, can also do 
things to or with a football. The related 
problem of scholarship aid for deserving 
halfbacks and tackles could also stand 
some more serious thought. The sched- 
ules of the constituent institutions (most 
of whom currently play mostly Ivy League 
opponents) might be arranged in some- 
what more orderly fashion than hereto- 
fore. Such an arrangement, incidentally, 
need not preclude the continuance of tra- 
ditional rivalries. The formation of an 
Ivy League might also provide an incent- 
ive at a vital spot in the inevitable struggle 
with professional football for paying cus- 
tomers. We hesitate to introduce the 
practical note of gate receipts into this 
idyllic picture but, so long as football pays 
the way for other athletic activities con- 
sidered equally character-building if some- 
what less lucrative, the pecuniary question 
must be faced. 

These are some of the pertinent con- 
siderations that come readily to mind in 
this temperate effort to crystallize one 
segment of public opinion about an Ivy 
League. Beginning with the current is- 
sue of this magazine, we shall carry the 
unofficial standings of this nonexistent 
body, thereby emulating our colleagues 
of the metropolitan press. In the peren- 
nial question of overemphasis or de- 
emphasis of college football, this journal- 
istic effort, we suppose, falls on the former 
side of the ledger. If so, we happily plead 
guilty. We enjoy college football. It's 
fun. -And, in the days of mounting in- 
ternational tensions, atomic weapons and 
fears of another war, it is comparatively 
mild and harmless fun. If this is em- 
phasis, let us make the most of it. A 

At Boston Conference 

► .About 35 students from Brown and 
Pembroke planned to attend the Confer- 
ence on Churchmanship in Boston ar- 
ranged by the New England Student 
Christian Movement for Dec. 3-5. A 
thousand delegates were expected. •< 

17 



Books for Brunonians 

► ► With an eve to the season and the 
firm hope that future issues will allow 
space for more adequate notice, let us 
list some recent books by or about Brun- 
onians: 

WESTWARD HA, Around the world 
in 80 cliches, by S. J. Perelman '25. Simon 
and Schuster. $2.95. 

HKiHROADS AND BYROADS OF 
PROVIDENCE, by John Hutchins Cady 
'03. Akerman-Standard. $1.00. 

MR. WHITTIER AND OTHER 
POEMS, by Winfield Townley Scott '31. 
Macmillan. $1.75. 

THE STORY OF JOHN HOPE 
(Brown 1894), by Ridgely Torrence. 
Macmillan. $5.00. 

EDMUND SPENSER AND THE 
FAERIE QUEENE, by Prof. Leicester 
Bradner. Universitv of Chicago Press. 
$2.74. 

EARLY REHOBOTH, Vol. Ill, by 
Richard LeBaron Bowen '01. $5.00. 

THE DEER CRY, by William G. 
Schofield '31. Longmans. $3.50. 

MAELSTROM, by Howard Hunt '40. 
Farrar, Straus. $2.75. 

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, a bio- 
graphy, by ProL Randall Stewart. Yale 
University Press. $4.00 

A BRIDGE AT BRANFIELD, by 
Josiah E. Greene '33. Macmillan. $3.50. 

FREE SPEECH AND ITS RELA- 
TION TO SELF-GOVERNMENT, by 
Alexander Meiklejohn '93. Harper & 
Bros. $2.00. 

HELLENIC HISTORY, Third Edition, 
by Botsford and Prof. C. A. Robinson, 
Macmillan. 

DIVIDED, by Ralph Freedman. Dut- 
ton. $3.50. 

ANGELL'S LANE, by George Le 
Miner '97. Akerman-Standard. $5.00. 

MURDER ON HIS .MIND, by Gene 
Goldsmith '34 

First Baptist in Philadelphia 

► During the 250th anniversary program 
of the First Baptist Church in Philadel- 
phia, the service on the morning of Nov. 14 
commemorated the historic connection 
between the Church and Brown and the 
University of Pennsylvania. President 
Wriston gave the address, after being 
presented by Dr. George W. McClelland, 
Chairman of Penn. The Church leaflet 
for "Education Day" recorded a "pro- 
found gratitude for the gracious aid and 
understanding of these gentlemen and 
the continuing good-will of the institu- 
tions which they represent. 

Announcements to the Brown alumni 
in the Philadelphia area brought many 
of them to the service. They greeted the 
President afterwards. Writing of the 
event, Horace Paul Dormon '96 points 
out that among the ministers of the First 
Baptist Church have been two outstand- 
ing Brown men: George Dana Boardman, 
1852, and George Hooper Ferris, 1891. 
Dr. Boardman's "Outlook for the 20th 
Century," written in 1898, was quoted 
for its prophetic insight. 

For many years a prominent member 
of the Church in Philadelphia was Dr. 
William W. Keen '59. Flowers on the 
pulpit Nov. 14 were in memory of Mrs. 
Keen, presented by her daughters. -^ 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



The Associated Alumni < < 



► ►Squaring away for the alumni year, 
the new Board of Directors of the Asso- 
ciated Alumni was constituted at its 
initial meeting Oct. 14 in Alumni House, 
Providence. The major committees were 
set up at the same time on recommenda- 
tion from President H. Stanton Smith '21. 
Dinner at the Faculty Club preceded the 
meeting. Earlier in the afternoon the 
Board of Editors of the BROWN ALUM- 
NI MONTHLY held its first meeting. 

The following are members of the 
Board of Directors for 1948-1949: Presi- 
dent Smith of Providence; President- 
Elect William W. Browne '08 of Yonkers, 
N. Y.; Treasurer Fred E. Schoeneweiss '20 
of Providence. Rhode Island Region — 
Vice-President J. Cunliffe Bullock '02, 
Directors Howard F. Eastwood '29 and 
Robert H. Gofif '24, all of Providence. 
A ew England Region — Vice-President Ed- 
ward T. Brackett '14, Directors John M. 
Curtis '30 and Donald C. Bowersock '20, 
all of Boston. North Atlantic Midland 
Region — Vice-President William W. 
Browne '08 of Yonkers, N. Y., Directors 
Robert B. Perkins '29, Ramsay, N. J., 
and Fred H. Rohlfs '26 of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
South Atlantic Midland Region — ■ Vice- 
President Sidney S. Paine '08 of Greens- 
boro, N. C, Directors Ernest S. Fitz '11 
of Richmond, Va., and GeorgeW. Schwenck 
'32 of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. North Cen- 



tral Region — Vice-President F. Donald 
Bateman '25 of Barrington, 111., Directors 
James R. Bremner '34 and John J. Monk 
'24, both of Chicago. Sonlh Central Region 
— Vice-President Leon M. Payne '36 of 
Houston, Texas, Directors John Mosby 
'30 of St. Louis, Mo., and Parkman Say- 
ward '25 of San Antonio, Texas. Western 
Region — Vice-President Nathaniel 
Blaisdell '83 of San Francisco, Directors 
Lawrence L. Larrabee '09 of Los Angeles 
and George Giraud '42 of Santa Monica, 
Calif. Foreign Region — Vice-President 
Ralph D. Standish '21 in China, Directors 
John J. Muccio '21 in Korea and Milton 
M. Bates '22 in Manila, P. I. 

Alumni Trustees — James S. Eastham 
'19 of Boston, Roger T. Clapp '19 and W. 
Easton Louttit '25, both of Providence. 
Association of Class Secretaries — Sidney 
ClifTord '15 and John W. Moore '16, both 
of Providence. Alumni Monthly — ^George 
W. Potter '21 of Providence. Faculty 
Representative — Prof. I. J. Kapstein '26 
of Providence. Members at Large — H. 
Linus Travers '27 of Boston, Wallace Hen- 
shaw '23 of Hartford, Robert C. Litchfield 
'23 of New York City, and William H. 
Edwards '19, Lewis S. Milner '02, Robert 
E. Quinn '15, Harry H. Burton '16, Thom- 
as F. Black, Jr., '19, W. Stanley Barrett 
'21, Matthew W. Goring '26, J. Richmond 
Fales '10, Thomas F. Gilbane '33, all of 
Providence. 



► Principal alumni committees were 

constituted for the year as follows: 

Executive Com mittee — H . Stanton Smit h 
'21, Fred E. Schoeneweiss '20, W. Stanley 
Barrett '21, Edward T. Brackett '14, 
James S. Eastham '19, Wallace H. Hen- 
shaw '23, Lewis S. Milner '02, Thomas F. 
Black, Jr., '19, Robert H. Gofif '24. 

Program Committee — Sidney Clififord '15, 
Chairman, Robert H. Goff '24, I. J. Kap- 
stein '26, Matthew W. Goring '26. 

Alumni Nominations — J. Cunliffe Bul- 
lock '02, Chairman, Thomas F. Black, Jr., 
'19, Dr. W'illiam W. Browne '08, J. Rich- 
mond Fales '10. Alumni Elections — • 
George T. Metcalf '13, Chairman, Howard 
F. Eastwood '29, Robert H. Gofif '24. 

Indoctrinating Committee — Thomas F. 
Gilbane '33, Chairman, H. Linus Travers 
'27, Emery R. Walker '39, Bruce M. Bige- 
low '24, Wallace H. Henshaw '23. Con- 
sultation Committee — H. Stanton Smith 
'21, J. Cunliffe Bullock '02. 

Memento Committee — Howard F. East- 
wood '29, Chairman, Fred E. Schoeneweiss 
'20, John W. Moore '16. Finance Com- 
mittee — W. Stanley Barrett '21, Chairman 
J. Richmond Fales '10, Thomas F. Gil- 
bane '33. 

By-Laws Committee — William H. Ed- 
wards '19, Chairman, Thomas F. Black, 
Jr., '19, Roger T. Clapp '19, Harry H. 
Burton '16. 

Alumni Dinner Committee — Harry H. 
Burton '16, Chairman, Roger T. Clapp '19, 
Howard F. Eastwood '29, J. Wilbur Riker 
'22, Lewis S. Milner '02, William R. Potter 
'42. •< 




AND THEN TO WORK: The Board of the Directors of the Associated Alumni paused for the Photo Lab camera, 
then turned to tackle the year's agenda. Shown before the first meeting in Alumni House are, sitting left to 
right: John W. Moore '16, Robert H. Goff '24, George W. Potter '21, Roger T. ( lapp '19, F. E. Schoeneweiss '20, 
President H. Stanton Smith '21, Arthur Braitsch '23, James S. Eastham '19, Lewis S. Milner '02, Wallace H. 
Henshaw '23, and W. Stanley Barrett '21. Standing: H. H. Burton '16, J. Richmond Fales '10, Thomas F. Gil- 
bane '33, Dr. Bruce M. Bigelow '24, and Alumni Executive Officer William B. McCormick '23. 



18 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Brown Clubs 



The Time Is Ripe 

► ► Two NEW Brown Clubs joined the 
circle of the Associated Alumni last month 
with gatherings in New London and Man- 
hasset, Long Island. The former will in- 
clude Norwich and other centers in Eastern 
Connecticut. The latter was the Man- 
hasset Bay Brown Club, whose organiza- 
tion Frederick H. Rohlfs '26 assisted under 
the "Crossley Plan" of extending alumni 
activity. 

From other areas came word of hopes 
that similar groups might be formed. Mr. 
Rohlfs next intends to assist alumni in the 
Garden City area of Long Island to meet, 
while on the Island's South Shore another 
group is seeking an informal organization. 
Up in Westchester Allen Sikes '23 is taking 
the lead toward a revival of activity there, 
Mr. Rohlfs reports. 

In New Jersey, Byron West anticipates 
a resumption by the Northern New Jersey 
Club centered in Newark. The Alumni 
Office is also encouraging a group in Pitts- 
field, Mass., interested in creating a Berk- 
shire Brown Club. ■< 
Westchester Overture 

► When the Associated Alumni was a 
young organization, one of its most active 
and influential Brown Clubs was that of 
W'estchester County, N. Y. Without Club 
activity for years, the area will see a re- 
vival this winter under the stimulation of 
Frederick H. Rohlfs '26, Chairman of 
Alunmi Organization in New York State 

P'irst meeting is called for the evening 
of Dec. 8 when alumni in the area are in- 
vited to the home of Allen B. Sikes '23, 
10 Robin Hood Road, White Plains, N. Y. 
In Eastern Connecticut 

► ► An enthusi.\stic vote to organize 
a Brown Club in Eastern Connecticut fol- 
lowed a meeting in the Mohican Hotel, 
New London, Nov. 23 attended by alumni 
from that city, Norwich, Groton, Niantic, 
Fishers Island, and Mystic. Others in 
Stonington, Lyme, and Saybrook are 
known to be interested. The area has a 
Brown population of more than 150. 

Llovd E. Gallup '23, A. A. Lubchanskv 
'32, Robert A. Doherty '43, Jack D. Mul- 
cahy '45, and Carl C. Cutler '03 took the 
initiative in making the arrangements as 
the result of an expressed interest on the 
part of many Brunonians in the Thames 
River Valley. Thirty-five attended the 
first meeting when the Secretary' of the 
University, Robert O. Loosley, the editor 
of the Alumni Monthly, and Lewis Shaw, 
Athletic Publicity Director came over 
from Providence to speak to the group. 
Movies of the Rutgers game provided a 
feature. 

Along with the decision to organize 
permanently came an invitation from the 
Norwich contingent which will sponsor 
the next meeting, in January. The fol- 
lowing committee will set up the evening, 
act as a nominating committee on officers, 
and generally consider the future: S. S. 
Armstrong '36, John D. Wallace '42, 
Fred A. Fox '33, Walter Baker '39, Lub- 
chansky, and Gallup. 

Others present: Ernest S. Brown '27, 
Stanley L. Ehrlich '45, Willard Potter '26, 
Dr. Anthony Loiacono '23, Sterling C. 
Denison '25, Nathan Ragin '35, Joseph 
C. Dembo '37, H. D. Hyland, Jr., '38, 
Wesley C. Sholes '38, Theodore S. Daren 
'35, Norman Klibe '40, Dr. Avery Zucker- 



Standing Invitation 
► ► Nine Brown Clubs have re- 
ported regular weekly or monthly 
gatherings, to which all alumni are 
invited, whether they are residents 
of the area or passing through town 
as transients: 

BALTIMORE, dinner third 
Thursday of the month, Northway 
Apartments, 3700 No. Charles St. 
6:30. No meeting in December, 
however. 

BOSTON, luncheon second Tues- 
day of the month. December lunch- 
eon at the University Club, with 
Prof. Marcel Moraud speaking. 
January luncheon at Thompson's 
Spa, 239 Washington St. 

CHICAGO, luncheon every Fri- 
day at the Chicago Real Estate 
Board, 105 W. Madison St., noon. 

INDIANAPOLIS, luncheon first 
Monday of the month, Charlie's 
Steak House, 144 East Ohio St. 

LOS ANGELES, luncheon every 
Thursday at the Hotel Alexandria, 
5th and Spring Sts., noon. 

PHILADELPHIA, luncheon sec- 
ond Tuesday of the month. Alpha 
Club, 1911 Chestnut St., 12:15. 

PITTSBURGH, luncheon fourth 
Friday of the month, Childs Res- 
taurant, Smithfield St. 

WASHINGTON, D. C, luncheon 
every Wednesday at O'Donnell's 
Restaurant. 

HARTFORD, luncheon third 
Wednesday of the month, Heub- 
lein Hotel, 12:15. 

Any more? ^ 



man '40, David E. Ferguson '45, John V. 
Fratus '49, and H. E. Van Surdam. 

Earlier meetings in the area in support 
of the Housing Campaign were credited 
with uniting the group and providing 
expression for the desire to have social 
activity within the alumni organization 
on a long-range basis. A meeting of some 
of the Campaign workers followed the 
Club meeting. '^ 

Birth in Manhasset 
► A M.\nh.\sset B.w Brown Club was 
organized at a meeting of alumni from 
Long Island's north shore held Nov. 4 at 
the home of Gavin A. Pitt, 80 Wood Cut 
Lane, Strathmore. Plans were made to 
include Brown alumni from Great Neck, 
Manhasset, Roslyn, and Port Washing- 
ton in the Club. In addition to laying 
the groundwork for the future, the group 
saw motion pictures of the Princeton 
game and the 1947 Commencement. 

Plans for the development of the Club 
were left in the hands of a steering com- 
mittee which includes Fred C. Bauren- 
feind '22, LeRoy Clayfield '24, J. Herbert 
Pearson '29, and Pitt '38. Others who 
attended the meeting were: John H. Har- 
grove '26, John F. Isaac '18, Philip E. 
Langworthy '06, William H. Lyon, Jr., 
'29, Harold J. Morse '27, M. Douglas 
Neier '26, Alfred E. Toombs '31, and 
Frederick H. Rohlfs '26, Chairman of 
Alumni Organization in New York State. 

Rather than cover too large a territory 
on the North Shore, the group felt that 
it would be more effective to restrict itself 
to the horseshoe around Manhasset Bay. 
The preference is for meetings in homes 
of members rather than in hotels. The 
Associated Alumni welcome this new Club, 
with hearty good wishes. ■< 



Chicago's Christmas List 

► ► CllRisTM.vs will come to Chicago on 
Tuesday, Dec. 28. That's the date for 
the annual holiday luncheon of the Chi- 
cago Brown Club in which alumni join 
with undergraduates home on vacation 
and their fathers. It's an annual aflfair, 
usually the high spot of the year for all 
concerned, with a big turnout. This year 
the luncheon will be held at the University 
Club, 76 East Monroe St., starting at 
noon. The charge of $2.00 includes tips. 

Rip Engle, head Varsity football coach, 
has been invited to be the principal speak- 
er, inasmuch as he is going to the Pacific 
Coast for the Rose Bowl game and the 
coaches' meetings. F'ootball movies are 
also on order. Other guests from College 
Hill may include Emery R. Walker, Dean 
of Admission, and James Cunningham, 
Director of Placement. < 

Engle in California 

► ► The Los Angeles Brown Club, con- 
tinuing to hold its monthly luncheons in 
agreeable fashion, looks forward to the 
first of the year when visitors from the 
campus will be entertained on two differ- 
ent occasions. 

Head Football Coach Rip Engle will be 
in town for the Rose Bowl game on New 
Year's Day and will spend some time 
with the Brown Club talking about Brown 
footliall as well as what he sees in Pasa- 
dena. Members are urged to watch for 
word from Secretary Stephen H. Dolley 
'42 as to the exact time and place, but it 
will be sometime between Jan. 2 and 
Jan. 4. The later visitor will be Emery 
R. Walker, Dean of Admission, who will 
meet with the alumni while in the area to 
keep appointments in the secondary 
schools. All Brunonians in the area will 
be notified of this event, too. 

The luncheons have been coming along 
fine. They are held every Thursday noon 
at the Hotel Alexandria. Those recently 
in attendance include: Lyle Caldwell '21, 
Harry Howard '24, Larry Gates '21, R. 
D. Messinger '37, Bill Creasey '39, Hugh 
Wallace '37, William Bancroft '37, Hough- 
ton Metcalf '04, Fergus Purves '23, 
Browning Smith '48, G. W. Watson '30, 
Fred A. Sawyer '38 and Dolley. 

San Francisco is also on the itinerary of 
Coach Engle, as it is of Dean Walker. The 
national meeting of the football coaches 
association is scheduled for Jan. 5-7 in 
San Francisco, and the alumni of the 
Brown Club of Alta California, hope to 
provide a welcome during Engle's stay. 
It will be his first visit to each of the 
California cities. •^ 

The Team Stopped in Plainfield 
► Forty Brown Plainfield Area Alumni 
turned out to welcome the big Brown 
team on its second visit to New Jersey 
this year. Held at the Park Hotel, Plain- 
field, the Friday night before the Rutgers 
game, the newly initiated Smoker was a 
very successful affair. Starting with din- 
ner with the team, it moved onto a climax 
with talks bv head coach, "Rip" Engle, 
and Director of Athletics, Paul Mackesey. 
Ernie Savignano's narration of the movie 
of the 1948 Brown-Princeton football 
game greatly added to the enjoyment of 
the evening. 

Ed Havens '28, for the past two years 
the able chairman of the group, presided 
at the meeting. Dr. M. L. Crossley '09 
introduced the speakers from the "Hill." 
The new officers elected include — Joe 
Burwell '13, Chairman; Al Logan '42, 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Secretan-; "Ace" Parker- '42, Treasurer; 
and Phil Weisbecker '46, Program Chair- 
man. A motion was passed to give to 
the retiring officers a vote of thanks for 
the splendid job they had done in the past 
two years in organizing the first area 
section alumni group. In addition to Ed 
Havens, retiring officers included Joe 
Burwell '13, Secretary, and E. Bruce 
Wetzel '29, Treasurer. 

Brown men from the Jersey towns of 
Plainfield, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Eliza- 
beth, Rahway, Newark, Clinton, Plucke- 
min, and Hopewell joined to make the 
Smoker a rousing success. The next day 
found fifty of them seated in the Brown 
stand at Rutgers where the group had 
arranged for tickets in a party bloc 
through the courtesy of the Brown Ath- 
letic Office. A perfect Brown game ended 
a perfect weekend for the Brown .Alumni. 

A magician who toured the service hos- 
pitals during the war was to be the fea- 
tured guest at the Dec. 1 meeting of the 
Plainfield Area Section of Brown Alumni 
at the Park Hotel. Philip Weisbecker, 
Sr., promised to tell of his experiences as 
well as to give examples of his art in the 
program scheduled to follow the business 
meeting. ■^ 

.\L LOG.\X 
Hartford Recommends 

*■ It usu.\llv R.MNS or storms when we 
have our meetings in Hartford, and Nov. 
10 held true to form. In spite of every- 
thing, 36 of us gathered at Old Colony 
Restaurant in East Hartford and thor- 
oughly enjoyed ourselves. 

Bill Jewett gave us a most interesting 
talk on the various student activities on 
the Hill. If other Clubs haven't heard 
him describe his duties as Recorder, they 
have a hilarious treat in store for them. 
Lew Shaw discussed some of the problems 
of schedule-making and then went on to 
give us information about the football 
team, basketball prospects, etc. The 
questions fired at the two speakers showed 
the interest of the group. 

Vic Logan, undergraduate manager of 
the Glee Clubs made a fine impression on 
us all as he provided reasons we should 
invite the Glee Clubs here in Hartford 
next April. He was most convincing. 
We were glad to welcome Bill McCormick 
back — he seemed to enjoy the chance to 
visit without having to speak. The movies 
of the Rutgers game were shown, with 
Lew Shaw doing a fine job in his running 
commentary. 

Here are most of the names of the fel- 
lows who braved the elements: Waliy 
Henshaw '23, Paul Monahan '31, Russ 
Granniss '36, Fred Rea '35, Francis En 
slin '25, Al Hausmann '43, Jim Babcock 
'49, Jesse Bailev '16, Bill Wagner '47, 
Harlan Kellev '47, Ben Neff '40, Bill 
Bieluch '39, Harold McKay '18, Frank 
Jones '97, Ernest Intlehouse '26, Gus 
.Avantaggio '45, Gardiner Hathaway '42, 
Ralph Walker '35, George Zip Wilcox '19, 
Dr. John O. Nolan '36, Bill Parkhurst '28, 
Roger Spear '44, Andv Jack '36, Clarence 
Roth '46, Bob Ross '47, Joe Lombardo '43, 
Ben Crehore '28, Bill Dealey '13, Don 
Tanner '35, Art Bussey '47, Cy Flanders 
'18, and Henderson E. Van Surdam, who 
was there in the interests of the Housing 
Campaign. Some idea of the spirit 
shown may be had from the attendance 
of Enslin and Hausmann from far-away 
Litchfield; Wilcox and Parkhurst from 
Bristol; and Hathaway from Thompson- 
ville. Frank Jones rarely misses a meet- 



ing or luncheon. .\t a meeting of the 
workers when the Campaign was organ- 
ized earlier in the fall, all these out-of-town 
town fellows were there, and Howard 
Tabor '10 showed up from Salisbury, 
'way up in the northwest corner of the 
State. Talk about Brown spirit! 

The third Wednesday is the day for the 
regular monthly luncheon which the 
Hartford Club holds for Brown men — in 
the Heublein Hotel at 12:15. Among 
those on hand in November, in addition 
to many listed above, were: Paul Palten 
'33, Walter Rolland '22, Ed Tuller '35, 
Bill Robotham '26, Bob Allison '29, 
Francis Brown '25, and .Alan Robotham 
'28. •* 

CY FLANDERS 
They Forgave Macl^esey 

► A SH.\ME-F.\CED Director of Athletics 
named Paul Mackesey appeared before 
the Washington Brown Club on Oct. 28, 
the occasion of a sports night at the Cos- 
mos Club. An expectant audience of 55 
Brunonians sat in rapt anticipation of 
seeing the movies of the Brown-Princeton 
game. Then Paul let the cat out of the 
bag by relating how he had left the films 
at the New York Brown Club the night 
before. 

But to everyone's complete satisfaction 
Paul then proceded to exonerate himself 
gracefully by virtue of his ability to spell- 
bind the audience. He gave the group 
a stimulating picture of the current and 
prospective athletic picture at Brown. 
.Another feature of the evening was the 
close work of a "Varsity Quartet" in- 
stigated by Ed Place '24, who is reputed 
to be a pioneer barber. Everyone got 
into the act, and the singing was of the 
sort which has made the Washington Club 
famous. 

This was the second function of the 
fall program, with a gratifying increase 
of nearly 50% in attendance. New ar- 
rivals in Washington, D. C, are urged to 
give Win Southworth, (3700 Massachu- 
setts Ave., N. W.) their local addresses 
so that they may be placed on the mailing 
list. Big things are in the making for 
the future. 

The annual meeting comes Dec. 13 ■^ 
EDWIN K. FOX '48 

Baltimore's Guest 

► Rabbi Israel M. Goldman, late of 
Providence and a newcomer to Baltimore, 
honored the Brown Club in the latter city 
by attending its regular November dinner 
meeting and speaking informally about 
Brown and Providence. (By the way, 
there will be no December meeting, due 
to holiday conflicts; but the series will re- 
sume on the third Thursday of January, 
the 20th, at the Northway .Apartments 
3700 North Charles St.) 

The fall activity started in October 
when the steak roast had to be postponed 
but a good dinner was held at the North- 
way. Thirteen of the 38 men in the area 
attended. We were pleased that John 
Greene '27, now Director of .Adult Educa- 
tion at St. Johns in .Annapolis, was able 
to get there. .Also new was Roger Hart 
'42. Others present were: Jim Batteys 
'42, Hal Madison '31, Ray Hawes '12, 
Chris Cuddeback '21, Ken Hovey '27, 
Russ Wonderlic '27, Vernon Chase '28, 
Rust Scott '17, Wally Buxton '35, Charlie 
Ives '25, and myself '43. < 

J. G. ARMSTRONG, JR. 



Boston's Annual Smolder 

► It was FOR laughs, and the report is 
that there were plenty of them in Boston 
the night before the Harvard game at the 
annual Brown Club Smoker held at the 
University Club. Bill Burnham '07 was 
ringmaster of a generous bill made up of 
Brown and Boston notables, among them: 
.Athletic Director Mackesey, his assistant 
Ernie Savignano, Brown Line Coach Gus 
Zitrides, Harvard Freshman Coach, Henry 
Lamar, Billy Sullivan of the Boston 
Bruins, Sportscaster Bump Hadley '28 
(who had Rip Engle on WBZ's television 
after the game next day), George Carens, 
and other sports writers, Ivan Fuqua, 
Brown track coach, and Lew Shaw, .Ath- 
letic Publicity Director. 

Ken Clapp '40 was chairman of the 
smoker committee, with Joe Lockett '41 
as assistant. The other members: Arthur 
D. Durgin '14, Ralph C. Knight '21, 
Linus Travers '27, Paul P. Johnson '29. 
Howard Williams '17, Clyde F. Barrows 
'29, Robert T. Fowler '35, Philip Saunders, 
Jr., '24, Leonard Campbell '40, Lane 
Fuller '40, and Loring P. Litchfield '28 
and Edward T. Brackett '14, ex officio. 

The monthly luncheons of the Boston 
Club will alternate between the University 
Club in Back Bay and the Thompson's 
Spa at 239 Washington St. They are 
held the second Tuesday of each month. 
In December and February the Univer- 
sity Club will be the site, while the Jan- 
uary and March affairs go to Thompson's. 
The annual dinner will be held in .April. 
On Dec. 14 the luncheon speaker will be 
Prof. Marcel Moraucl. ^ 



College Hill Calendar 



(continued from page 2} 

March 10, 11, 12 - Sock and Buskin 
presents "Deidre," 8:30. 

March 11, 12 - Varsity Swimming, 
NEISA, at Amherst, 

March 12 - Brown and Wellesley Col- 
lege Glee Clubs. Varsity and 
Freshman Basketball, Provi- 
dence College, home. Varsity 
Wrestling, EIWA, at Cornell. 
Varsity Track, M. I. T.,away. 

March 17 - Concert, Hazel Scott, pi- 
anist. Alumnae Hall, 8:30. 

March 18 - Varsity Track, Cleveland 
K. of C. meet, away. 

March 18, 19 - Varsity Swimming, 
EIS.A, at Princeton. 

March 19 - Varsity Track, Boston Lfniv, 
home. 

March 25 - Brown-Pembroke Orchestra 
Concert, Alumnae Hall, 8:30. 

March 25, 26 - Varsity Swimming, Na- 
tionals at North Carolina. 

March 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1 - Brown- 
brokers revue, 8:30. 

.April 2-11 - Spring recess. 

.April 22 - Brown- Pembroke Chorus 
Concert, Alumnae Hall, 8:30. 

May 5, 6, 7, 8 - Sock and Buskin pre- 
sents "Countess Cathleen," 
8:30. 

May 25, 26, 27 - Sock and Buskin pre- 
sents "The Country Wife," 
8:30. 

May 30 - Holiday, no University ex- 
ercises. 

June 1 - Classes end, second semester. 

June 6-15 - Final examinations, second 
semester. 

June 20 - 181st annual Commencement 



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BROVIN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Fall Rioer Feature 

► ► An enthusiastic dinner gave the 
year a good start in Fall River when the 
sons of Brown there dined at the Hotel 
Mellen and heard a delegation from Col- 
lege Hill cover the field of Brown news in 
all departments. Arthur C. Uurfee '22, 
who retired after long tenure in the office 
of President, was the master of ceremonies. 
The new officers include: President — 
Harry E. Smalley '04, Vice-President — 
Norman Zalkind '35, Secretary — Robert 
C. Bogle '39, Treasurer — i\tr. Uurfee. 

IJean Arnold, the principal speaker, 
stressed the future's uncertainties in dis- 
cussing the problems of American educa- 
tion. There are signs, he said, that place- 
ment of college graduates is becoming 
increasingly diHicult. Enrollment prob- 
lems are easing somewhat, but loss of 
revenue *»'! accompany the return to 
colleges of normal dimensions. By 1952, 
he noted, when Brown has reached the 
level of 2000 men, this planned limitation 
will mean a decrease in "paid admissions" 
of appro.\imately $750,000 a year. In- 
flationary costs, housing, and industry's 
raids on the Faculty were other problems 
he cited. 

Alumni Executive Officer William B. 
McCormick '23 hailed the activity in 
Fall River and offered three ways in which 
alumni can support their Alma Mater; 
"By interesting ourselves in the process 
of education in general; by being on the 
lookout for men with capacity for educa- 
tion whom we'd like to see as Brown 
students; and by building and sustaining 
a philosophy of giving time, service, and 
money on her behalf." 

Ernest T. Savignano, who also showed 
movies of last year's Brown-Rutgers foot- 
ball game, described the current season. 
"We have a good team," he said. "The 
only catch is that we don't know just how 
good it is going to he on any given Sat- 
urday." He said the Freshman team 
looked promising. Bill McLellan, Var- 
sity tackle, also spoke on behalf of the 
players. (Fred Kozak, backfield star 
from Fall River, was unable to attend 
because of an attack of flu.) 

Among those who attended the Fall 
River dinner were: ."Xlvin A. Gaffney '22, 
Norman Zalkind '35, Augustus J. Wood 
'95, J. Warren Campbell '23, Charles 
.Soforenko '23, Dr. Albert C. Thomas '08, 
C. LeRoy Grinnell '08, Harry Smalley '04, 
Warren F. Sanford '24, James B. McGuire 
'38, J. Terence C. McGuire '12, Gardiner 
T. Hart '06, William A. Hart '03, Robert 
A. Bogle '20, Robert C. Bogle '39, Abra 
ham Ehrenhaus '45, Fred Parkinson '46, 
Henry Packer '44, Preston H. Hood '12, 
Preston H. Hood, Jr., '41, James I-". I.aw- 
ton '31, Hyman L. Pollock '30, Milton 
E. Earle '23, Arthur Freedman '45, Jack 
M. Rosenberg '42, Paul S. Kramer '42, 
Samuel M. Course '40, Merrill Leviss '44, 
Samuel T. Arnold '13, Arthur C. Durfee 
'22, Ernest Savignano '42, Bill McLellan 
•49, Gale Wisbach '39, P. A. Hartley '39, 
Amasa Williston, of the B. M. C. Durfee 
High School. ■* 

Indianapolis Lunches Set 

► Informal lunches for Brown men in 
Indianapolis have been resumed, and are 
a regular feature on the first Monday of 
every month at Charlie's Steak House, 
144 E. Ohio St. Notices for the Nov. 1 
gathering also brought the men up to date 
on Brown football, and Secretary William 
A. Dyer, Jr., '24, General Manager of the 
Indianapolis Star sent us a sample. •< 









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UNLESS YOU LIVE in Maine or Vermont, you saw newspaper pictures of 
the "Big Brown" bear which the Mid-Western alumni gave to the Univer- 
sity this fall. News Bureau and Photo Lab photographs went out to many 
papers and all the services featuring the huge stuffed animal. One showed 
the Varsity coaches looking up, longingly, and the caption said: "Oh for 
a tackle like that!" 

Clippings returned by mid-November showed that the picture had been 
usedinmore than 400newspapers in 46 States, plus the District of Columbia 
and STARS AND STRIFES in Germany. Some papers, like the Boston 
Herald and the New York Herald Tribune, doubled up, using one picture 
one day and another the next. The list of cities where the picture ap- 
peared includes most of the major centers of the country, and seme less 
well known, like Cripple Creek, Colorado, and Corn, Oklahoma. The 
photo above shows Howard Curtis, Director of the Brown University News 
Bureau, blanketing the bear with some of the first returns. He has an- 
other batch in his hand. 



R. I.'s Football Night 

► A SALUTE to Brown football was the 
theme of the fall dinner of the. Rhode 
Island Brown Club on Nov. 5 when the 
coaches were the guests of the members 
at the Wannamoisett Country Club on 
the eve of the Western Reserve game. 
Paul Mackesey, Athletic Director, was 
master of ceremonies. Rutgers game 
movies were another attraction. 

The officers for 1948-1949 are: President 
J. W. Riker '22; Vice-President— Mason 
L. Dunn '35; Treasurer — E. John Lownes, 
Jr., '23; Secretary — Arthur H. Feiner '22; 

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Executive Committee — Richard A. Batch- 
elder '35, William T. Brightman, Jr., '21, 
Robert W. Brokaw '38, Kip I. Chace '12, 
Foster B. Davis, Jr., '39, J. Richmond 
Fales '10, Thomas F. Gilbane '33, Paul 
F. Gleeson '32, Albert F. GofT '24, Fred- 
erick L. Harson '31, Stanley Henshaw, 
Jr., '35, Lewis S. Milner '02, William R. 
Potter, Jr., '42, Ernest Savignano '42, H. 
Stanton Smith '21, Henry D. Sharpe, Jr., 
'45, Norman L. Silverman '31, Richmond 
H. Sweet '25, and Paul W. Welch '38. 

The Brown Club of Rhode Island 
joined the Brown Key in sponsoring a 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Rally Dance Nov. 23 at the Sheraton- 
Biltmore Hotel in Providence. More 
than 200 couples attended this prelude 
to the Thanksgiving Day game with 
Colgate. ■^ 

Critics and Campuses 

► Members of the Detroit Brown Club 
were all invited to hear President Wriston 
Oct. 25 when he spoke before the Eco- 
nomic Club in that city; many shared in 
the welcome to the President. The speech 
was very well recei\ed, writes Secretary 
Bruce Coulter '20: "It was a masterly 
job. One of my friends came up after- 
ward and said, 'He doesn't stutter, does 
he?'" 

Dr. Wriston's theme, according to the 
Detroit Free Press, was a warning to busi- 
ness to stop scoffing at intellectuals, to 
help remove economic pressures which 
turn educators to the use of force, as in 
teachers' strikes. Communism is practi- 
cally non-e.xistent on the .American cam- 
pus, he said. Teachers have an obligation 
to be critical. Thus, the nation need not 
be alarmed because many are extremely 
critical of the social and economic order. 
Their reactions are highly sensitized to 
our dangers. 

The Brown President also pleaded for 
a restoration of balance between the 
publicly-supported and the endow'ed in- 
stitutions of higher education. 

Among Brunonians present were: Ken- 
drick Brown '22, VV. K. Browne '25, M. 
E. Browning '38, John Buchman '44. 
Dean Coffin '33, Howard Coffin '01, C. 
Cain '38, Bruce Coulter '20, G. A. Dickey 
'33, Bishop Richard Emrich '32, J. Freed- 
man '25, J. S. Folev '25, Charles Gaffney 
'38, T. N. Hubbard '26, W. C. Leland '92, 
J. H. Nimmo '29, \V. A. Moffatt '14, Jack 
Sanders '26, Henry Selleck '09, \V. C. 
Scott '24, Martin Rice '25, E. C. Walms- 
ley '22. < 

Dinner in Poughkeepsie 

► \V.\LTER S. B. Tate, Director of Stu- 
dent Activities at Brown, journeyed from 
the campus to Ije with the Mid-Hudson 
Brown Club when its fall dinner was held 
Oct. 19 in Poughkeepsie. He reported 
the group an enthusiastic one, with a live- 
ly interest in what is happening on College 
Hill, Providence. 

President William Howard Young '16 
was presiding officer. Others present: 
Homer Guernsey '06, Leon Clark '10, 
Ray Crum '15, Harold Long '16, Joe 
Emsley '24, Irving Tragel '40, Ron Mc- 
Intyre '42, Buzz Guernsey '43, Bob Gol- 
rick '47, Ed Golrick '48, Carl Olson '46, 
and Irving Long '49. < 

Pittsburgh Resumes 

► .Alumni in the Pittsburgh area have 
resumed their regular monthly luncheons 
— at Childs Restaurant on Smithfield -St., 
the fourth Friday at 12:15. While the 
informal gatherings are sponsored by the 
Brown Club of Western Pennsylvania, 
all alumni are invited to join the group. 

The first dinner meeting of the season 
was scheduled for Nov. 8 at the University 
Club with two outstanding football 
officials as guests: Judge "Sammy" Weiss 
and "Red" Friesel. This is the first 
official activity since the picnic held last 
June at South Park when about 20 men 
attended, with their wives. The program 
included a wiener and hamburg roast and 
various sports. ■^ 

PHILIP M. LINGHAM 



Jn " The American Scholar" 

► The Winter Number of The 
American Scholar has two Brun- 
onian contributors. J. Saunders 
Redding '28 is the author of " Por- 
trait of W.E.B. Dubois," announced 
as "the personal portrait of one 
of the greatest Negro figures of this 
country, by the first Negro ever to 
win the Mayflower award in North 
Carolina." 

President Gordon K. Chalmers 
'25 of Kenyon College discusses the 
much debated report of President 
Truman's Commission on Higher 
Education in an article "The Social 
Role of Education." ■^ 



For the New Yorl^ers 

► Edmond M. Hanrahan, Chairman of 
the Securities and Exchange Commission, 
was guest of the Brown L^niversity Club 
in New York on Nov. 17, according to 
the Club Newsletter for the month. He 
planned to tell how the SEC polices the 
nation's stock exchanges and investment 
machinery. Mr. Hanrahan is a former 
law associate of Gerald Donovan '12, 
who presided at dinner. 

More than 100 members and guests of 
the Club attended the football dinner 
Oct. 27 when movies of the Princeton 
game provided a good climax. Speakers 
included Athletic Director Paul Mackesey, 
Earle "Greasy" Neal of the Philadelphia 
Eagles, and Andy Coakley, veteran coach 
of Columbia's baseball teams. 

The Newsletter renewed the invitation 
to Club members to drop in for Friday 
lunches in the Extension to the Main 
Dining Room. Occasionally a speaking 
program is planned, but good fellowship 
is always a drawing card. 

The Club has published a directory of 
members for the year 1948-1949 — a tidy 
and useful little pamphlet. A supplement 
will soon bring the roster up to date. Work- 
ing with the L'niversity on placement 
matters, the Club invites information of 
help to such a program — opportunities, 
openings, needs, etc. ■^ 

On the Engineer' s Calendar 

► The ,\nnu.\l meeting of the Brown 
Engineering Association will be held in 
New York Feb. 4, according to notices 
which went to the membership in Novem- 
ber. President Wriston will be the prin- 
cipal speaker, and other details will be 
forthcoming shortly. 

Harry Bernard '24, Chief Engineer of 
the Mack Manufacturing Corporation, 
was listed as the attraction for the fall 
dinner meeting at the Building Trades 
Employers' Association Dec. 2. The date 
was chosen for the convenience of the 
ASME members as well, and Mr. Bernard 
promised to let the Brow-n engineers in 
"on the secrets of making busses, trucks, 
and fire apparatus." •^ 

' Round About Seattle 

► The Brown Club of the Northwest, 
with headquarters in Seattle, had a great 
stimulant last summerin the visit of Brown 
undergraduates who were there on the 
Navv cruise. -A winter meeting is in 
prospect, according to word which reaches 
Providence from A. Wilber Stevens '42, 
the Secretary. His address: 8244 40th 
St., N. E., Seattle 5. Mike Roberts '31 is 
the new President of the Club, while 
Curly Edes '28 is Vice-President. ^ 

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Baetzhold in Maine 

► Portland alumni informally welcomed 
Howard Baetzhold '44, Brown admissions 
officer, during his autumn visits to second- 
ary schools in northern New England. A 
group from the Brown Club of Western 
Maine had dinner in the Eastland Hotel 
on Election Night, heard talk of College 
Hill, and enjoyed some Kodachrome 
slides of Providence and the campus. In- 
cluded in the group were: A. H. Halber- 
stadt '34, W. Ravmond Henry '29, Dr. 
Henry D. Burrage''33, Fred H. Gabbi '02, 
Robert F. Skillings '11, and A. Thomas 
Scott '28. < 

Campus Campaign 

► Workers for the Brown Service Fund 
Drive in November sought $6000 from 
the campus community for some 20 pro- 
jects on College Hill, in Rhode Island, 
and abroad. The Handbook, distributed 
to 750 Freshmen. Freshman Week ac- 
tivities, in conjunction with the Brown 
Union. The B. C. A. Embassy in which 
religious emphasis is promoted. A re- 
volving fund for small loans. Blood 
donations to members of the Brown family 
and also blood volunteers to save the 
lives of less fortunate people in Rhode 
Island hospitals. Cooperation with the 
Brown Placement Bureau in serving 200 
men in vocational matters. Meetings for 
counsel on courtship and marriage. Peace 
Week, highlighted by international and 
atomic experts. Good will speakers to 
local churches, schools, and clubs. Super- 
vision of athletics in boy's reformatories. 
Christmas parties which the fraternities 
hold for underprivileged children. A 
program of summer cx[X'rience in semin- 
ars and industry. Summer camp recrea- 
tion for underprivileged boys. Teachers 
to assist the rehabilitation program in 
men's reformatories. Clothing collection 
for needy Europeans Brown LIniversity 
scholarships for Chinese students. A 
University of ."Kthens scholarship. Aid 
to the World Student Service Fund, in 
company with other .American colleges, 
for aid in Europe and Asia. ^ 




BCA'S K. Brooke Anderson 



BKO^N ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Brunonians Far and Near m < 



EDITED BY JOHN B. HARCOURT '43 



1880 
► ► James Gr.\nger Lincoln, son of the 
late Prof. John Larkin Lincoln of Brown, 
died in Providence Nov. 17, 1948 after a 
short illness, in his 90th year. One of 
Brown's oldest graduates, Mr. Lincoln 
had engaged in the business of builders' 
supplies with his brother-in-law, Charles 
S. Waldo, until his retirement in 1921. 
He spent most of his winters abroad, re- 
turning to his home in Jamestown, R. I., 
for the suiiimer months. Besides his 
widow, the former Sally Tucker, whom 
he married in 1891, Mr. Lincoln leaves 
a son, John L. Lincoln, and three daugh- 
ters, Mrs. Ale.\ander Williams, Mrs. Em- 
mons Alexander, and Mrs. Arthur Coey. 
He held an A. M. as well as an A. B. from 
Brown; he was a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa and Psi Upsilon. 

1882 
The death of Czechoslovakia's Eduard 
Benes brought recollections to Dr. Wil- 
liam H. Tolman of 126 Prospect St., Paw- 
tucket, of "a genial, affable democrat with 
a very human touch." At the end of 
World War 1, Benes invited Dr. Tolman 
to come to Prague and help establish the 
YMCA in the new republic. Benes was 
anxious to bring American ways to Czecho- 
slovakia, Dr. Tolman told a newspaper 
interviewer. 

1883 
M. B. Denison has moved to Hill Top 
Manor, 888 Maple St., Rocky Hill, Conn., 
we are informed by Class Secretary Man- 
ning. 

1888 
Albert B. Cook has a new address: 
Gloucester, Va. 

1893 
Dr. Alexander Meiklejohn's permanent 
address is 1525 La Loma Ave., Berkeley, 
Calif. 

1895 
Theron Clark has a new address at 
2335 Fair Park, Los Angeles 41. 

1897 
Charles Wayland Towne is president 
for 1948-49 of The Executive Club, Tus- 



Birlhday {or Our Oldest 

► Brown's SENIOR .\LUMNUs,George 
F. Weston '78, had greetings from 
many of his Brunonian friends 
Oct. 3 when he was 95 years old. 
The day was the occasion of a pleas- 
ant, modest observance at 1648 
Willowhurst Ave., San Jose, Calif. 

Acknowledging the messages from 
Pro\idence, Sir. Weston wrote in 
his characteristically strong hand; 
"It is 74 years since I entered 
Brow'n, where I lived for four years 
in L^niversity Hall. The article by 
Bruce Bigelow in the last Alumni 
Monthly interested me very much. 
The growth and influence of the 
University during my lifetime seems 
marvelous. 

"I am well and still regard my- 
self as a useful and active citizen. 
Where I eagerly used to take a 
leading part, however, I am now 
quite content to sit in a comfortable 
chair and let the other fellow do 
the work. I am very thankful for 
all the words of good cheer." < 



Addendum on Hughes 

► President Wriston's article on 
Cliarles Evans Hughes as a Brown 
undergraduate should have carried 
further identification in our last 
issue to show that it was originally 
an address given before the student 
body at the first Convocation of 
the academic year. Dr. Robert 
Cushman Murphy '11 has written 
us to say he considered it one of the 
finest biographical essays he had 
ever read. 
We have not yet noted that the 
L^niversity's delegation at the funer- 
al services in the Riverside Church 
in New York on Aug. 31 was a large 
one, including President Wriston, 
Vice-President Bigelow, Dean Arn- 
old; Dr. W. Randolph Burgess of 
the Board of Fellows; and Trustees 
William P. Burnham, Edwin Farn- 
ham Greene, Walter Hoving, Row- 
land R. Hughes, William E. Sprack- 
ling, and Dr. Charles C. Tillinghast. 
Other Brunonians noted in the 
great congregation were: John D. 
Rockefeller, Jr., '97, Judge Norman 
S. Dike '85, Newton G. Chase '09, 
Henry R. Hobson '06, and David 
H. Scott '32. 

In Mr. Hughes' will several uni- 
versities, including Brown, were 
remembered with substantial be- 
quests. ■< 



con, Ariz., which has a membership lim- 
ited to 250 and which plays host to well 
known visitors to Tuscon. First speaker 
on the Club program was Richard Lloyd 
George, son of the late British Prime 
Minister. 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Bissell are now 
back in Providence at their 107 Lloyd 
Ave. address. 

Francis B. Richards has a new address: 
RFD 1, Box 171, Largo P. O., Fla. 
1898 

After the 50th anniversary exercises at 
the Hope High School, Theodore Everett 
Dexter of Central Falls wrote to the 
Journal in Providence of his pride in the 
program. "I am also proud to be an 
'alumnus' teacher," he said. 

Priscilla Meredith Stolz of Far Hills, 
N. J., a member of the Freshman Class at 
Pembroke, is a granddaughter of the late 
William R. Morse. 

Fred A. Smart continues his active 
teaching in Tilton, N. H., where he has 
served since 1900. A recent note to the 
Newport County Sentinel told of his pleas- 
ure in attending the 50th reunion. 
1899 

Miss Gordyne Sedgwick, daughter of 
our late classmate, Dr. Otis W. Sedgwick, 
was married at the Little Church Around 
the Corner, New York City, to Carl N. 
Jensen on July 30, 1948. Mrs. Jensen, 
who attended Syracuse, has been a Con- 
over model and her pictures have appeared 
in magazines and elsewhere. Mr. Jensen 
is a graduate of Hamilton and of Brooklyn 
Law School. Mrs. Jensen's uncle, Hubert 
M. Sedgwick of New Haven, Conn., counts 
many Brown men among his friends. 

Professor Lester Boardman is in retire- 
ment at 656 Grant St., Indiana, Pa. 



Francis Cole's daughter Martha Wash- 
ington Cole is engaged to Leo M. Curley 
of Taunton. 

1900 

► Rev. M. Joseph Twomey, D. D., re- 
tired Baptist minister and Brown L'ni- 
versity loyalist, died Oct. 28, 1948, in 
Portland, Me., after an illness of several 
months. He had filled important pas- 
torates in the East, including the Baptist 
Temple in Philadelphia, the First Baptist 
Church in Portland, Peddie Memorial 
Baptist Church in Newark, Baptist 
Church in Danielson, Conn., North 
Orange Baptist Church in North Orange, 
and First Baptist Church in Williamsport, 
Penn. From 1913 to 1919 he was a mem- 
ber of the Executive Committee of the 
Northern Baptist Convention and from 
1922 to 1937 was on the Executive Board 
of the American Baptist Foreign Mission 
Society. 

Born in Killarney, Ireland, Jan. 10, 
1871, Dr. Twomey came to this country 
at the age of 19. He prepared for Brown 
at Suffield Literary Institute, Suflield, 
Conn. He was also a graduate of the 
Newton Theological Institution in 1903. 
He was a Trustee of the International 
Seminary, Peddie School, Hartshorn Me- 
morial College, and Virginia Union Uni- 
versity. 

When he received his honorary D. D. 
from Brown in 1921 (Temple also honored 
him later), the citation read: "Builder of 
churches, wholehearted servant of man 
and God, who has known how to reach 
with tenderness and humor, with delicacy 
and strength, the unplumbed deeps in the 
souls of men." Mrs. Twomey, whom he 
married in 1903 survives him. He was a 
welcome visitor at Brown o%er the years 
and a great friend of Brown men. 

A retrospective exhibition of water 
color paintings by Prof. Herbert Richard 
Cross was shown last summer at Helme 
House, Kingston. It won high favor. 

Dwight E. Norris, son of Mrs. Clarence 
Norris and our late classmate, was a June 
graduate from M. I. T. and is now study- 
ing for a Master's degree there. He was 
a graduate of the Bulkeley School in New 
London, of which his father was assistant 
headmaster until his death in 1945. 

1901 

The Amherst Record recently published 
Col. G. A. "Bird" Taylor's latest poem 
"The Holyoke Range," a description of 
the mountain view from his Old Hadley 
home. 

1902 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Shaw of Spring- 
field observed their 25th wedding anni- 
\-ersary on Oct. 17. Lewis S. iMilner went 
up from Providence to the celebration. 

Sam Cohen is clerk of The Community 
Church in New York City, which dedi- 
cated a new church building on Oct. 18. 

Abbott Phillips, Jr., son of Mrs. Abbott 
Phillips and our late classmate, is engaged 
to Miss Phyllis Lee Brownell, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Herbert Brownell 
of Seattle. Phillips, a decorated veteran 
of mountain warfare, is running his own 
skiing center in northern New England. 

We are sorry to learn of the death of 
Mrs. Jennie E. Fish, wife of Myron C. 
Fish '02. 

William A. Hill has a new address: 
Penney Farms. Fla. 

1903 

Arthur Philbrick was presented with an 
illuminated scroll upon his retirement 



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from the vice-presidency of the British 
Empire Club of Providence. 

Joseph Grim, Jr., is living in Electro, 
Texas. 

Edward White sends a new address at 
1620 Hillcrest Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 

1905 

State Senator Fred C. Broomhead has 
been elected to his 23rd consecutive term 
as President of the Barrington, R. I., 
District Nursing .•\ssociation. 

Harold Newton is Head of the English 
Department of the Syracuse Public Schools. 
His Syracuse address is 309 Winkworth 
Pkwy. 

1906 

Charles Tillinghast's son John A. Till- 
inghast was married on Sept. 11, 1948, to 
Miss Mabel K. Healey, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. T. F. Healey of White Plains, 
N. Y. 

Leon Gay's woolen mill in Cavendish, 
Vt., was recently visited by the New Eng- 
land Council's research group which cited 
it as a model of e.xpert management and 
efficient operation. 

J. William James is in Denair, Calif., 
recovering from an attack of coronary 
thrombosis. We hope he will soon be 
able to resume his writing for the New- 
town, Conn., Bee. 

Elmer D. Nickerson continues active in 
dramatics, long his hobby, and is current- 
ly Treasurer of The Players of Providence. 

Gardiner Hart is an editorial writer for 
the Fall River, Mass., Herald-News. His 
home in Fall River is at 328 French St. 

1907 

Ralph McPhee, publisher of the Wash- 
tenaw Post-Trihune in Ann .^^rbor, Mich., 
reports that his son, who was in the At- 
lantic Transport Command during the 
war, occasionally brings a DC-3 into Prov- 
idence as an American Airlines Captain. 
"Don't let them make Brown into one of 
these places which enhances the squirrel- 
cage existence we live in," writes the 
father. "Keep it small and good — ^with 
the emphasis on education." His new 
home address: 1023 Granger Ave., .Ann 
Arbor. 

William P. Burnham, one of the Cor- 
poration representatives at the funeral of 
Charles Evans Hughes, flew from Maine 
at short notice in order to attend the ser- 
vices at the Ri\'erside Church in New 
York City. He arrived in New York in 
the clothes he had worn at his summer 
place, had a suit tailored in a few hours' 
time, and joined the large delegation at 
the church. 

R. L. Elrod has a new grandson, Ralph 
George Elrod, born July 31, 1948 to Dr. 
and Mrs. R. Perry Elrod of \'ermillion, 
S. D. 

Rev. Eugene C. Carder, D. D., now 
retired and living in Greensboro, Vt., was 
a preacher at the union services held at 
the First Baptist Church, Saratoga Springs, 
N. Y., during .August. 

The C. ^I. flamlins came north from 
Bristol, Tenn., during the summer, stopped 
for a night in Cambridge, Mass., with the 
F. S. .Autys, and then went to Buck's 
old home in Maine for vacation. 

Robert S. Curley and Mrs. Curley are 
home again in Biddetord, Me., (22 Am- 
herst St.) after their cross country trip in 
the summer. Much obliged. Bob, for the 
card from San Francisco. 

".After a wonderful week on the coast, 
we are among the pines at Belgrade Lakes 
for a spell," wrote Fred Auty from down 
in Maine in mid-September. "Called 



Teaching DP Doctors 
► Two MEMBERS of a five-man 
teaching medical teaching mission 
to Germany were Dr .Alex M. 
Burgess '06 and Dr. Peter Pineo 
Chase '06, who have returned from 
eight weeks of instructing DP doc- 
tors in the American zone under 
the auspices of the International 
Relief Organization. Speaking at 
the annual dinner of the staff asso- 
ciation of the Rhode Island Hos- 
pital in November, Dr. Burgess 
appealed for recognition of the DP 
doctors which would make it pos- 
sible for them to resettle in this 
countr>'. He referred to the DP 
doctors as the cream of the crop 
and regretted that restrictive laws 
designed to keep out the "phonies" 
also placed an embargo on brains. 

At the staff dinner certificates 
were awarded to five retired chiefs 
of staff at the R. I. Hospital, among 
them Dr. Burgess. 

Dr. Chase has written an en- 
lightening series of articles in the 
Providence Journal about their ex- 
periences abroad. < 



the 'Spike' Afflecks in Portland, but they 
were on vacation. Had Bill and Mrs. 
Burnham over from Squirrel Island for 
Sunday dinner. 

A. H. Gurney and Mrs. Gurney spent 
the summer in Deep Brook, Nova Scotia. 
Bill Reynolds joined them for a week and 
drove them home by way of Halifax, 
Moncton and St. John, N. B., Portland, 
Me., and way stations. A delightful ride 
all the way, and we hope Bill will tell us 
at next reunion how easy it is to pick blue- 
berries with a mechanical picker. 

As we were writing this copy the first 
week in October, Dr. Charles D. McCann 
and Mrs. McCann were heading for Cali- 
fornia for a month's vacation, and John 
L. Curran was on his way to Maine on a 
bird hunting trip. 

Miss Helen Frances Castle, daughterof 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Castle of Edge- 
wood, was married on June 5, 1948, to 
Leslie F. Mowry, Jr., son of our classmate 
and Mrs Mowry. 

William Partridge Jr., has retired after 
19 years of faithful service as editor of 
The Untied Churchman, official paper of 
the Maritime Conference of the United 
Church of Canada. "Exacting but in- 
teresting work," Bill characterizes it. His 
last year was particularly difficult be- 
cause of sickness and trouble with his 
eyes. At the 1948 annual meeting of the 
Maritime Conference in Sackville, N. B., 
our classmate received special honors, in- 
cluding a purse of money and an address 
which praised the way in which he had 
"shaped and moulded the character of 
The United Churchman" and widened 
and deepened its influence "until it has 
now become a potent factor in the reli- 
gious life of these provinces." Bill is living 
in Sackville. 

Lee Heyer White commutes between 
Greens Farms, Conn., where he lives, and 
New York, where he has his office as cer- 
tified public accountant at 230 Park .Ave. 
Better make a note that Lee's New York 
office is in the Grand Central, and give 
him a ring or look in to say hello next 
time you are in that station. 

\'our Secretary records with regret the 
death in Providence, August 12, 1948, of 

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our classmate and friend, Robert Brad- 
ford Jones, and gives to Mrs. Jones and 
young Bob the sincere sympathy of the 
Class. We think, too, of Bob's mother 
and his brother, Frederick S. Jones '04. 
1908 

C. LeRoy Grinnell, editor of the New- 
port County Sentinel, has announced to 
his readers that he is also operating an 
agency with the Meiklejohn Company of 
Providence, demonstrating and selling 
the Hammond Organ and the Knabe 
piano. In the past year he notes that he 
has played an average of 10 hours a week 
for men of the armed services in Newport. 
He estimates that he has played"Humor- 
esque" 500 times during that period and 
"Because" as many as a dozen times a 
night — and never twice the same, he adds. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grinnell announce the 
engagement of their youngest daughter, 
Mary E. Grinnell, to Homer D. Eckhardt, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester C. Eckhardt 
of Rochester, N. Y., who has just re- 
ceived his M. Sc. degree in Aeronautical 
Engineering at M. I. T. 

David Leslie Bruce, marine engineer, 
dieci Sept. 19, 1948, at his home 6447 
Gwin Road, Oakland, Calif., where illness 
had kept him confined for three years. 
The Class remembered him at its 40th 
reunion, and he appreciated our greetings, 
his wife has written. At sea so much of 
his life, Bruce had few contacts with his 
classmates, but they have pleasant rec- 
ollections of him. During the war he 
was Chief Engineer of a ship on the mili- 
tary supply run to the South Pacific. 
1909 

Harper Goodspeed has left for Argen- 
tina and other countries in South America 
where he will be until Dec. 10. He has 
received an invitation to attend the South 
American Botanical Congress for Argen- 
tina and to address scientific gatherings 
in various universities in South .America. 
He expects as well to supervise the work 
of the Fourth Expedition to the -Andes 
which is collecting plants in Chile and 
Peru. 

Ernest Hager recently had a letter pub- 
lished in the Providence Journal in which 
he called attention to the increased north- 
ward range this year of the American and 
snowy egrets. These handsome birds, he 
reports, have been seen as far north as 
Maine. 

"Tink" Chandler has left the Washing- 
ton office of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers and is now at the Society's 
Headquarters, 33 W. 39th St., New York 
City. His new home address is .Apt. C43, 
Hudson View Gardens, 183rd St. and 
Pinehurst .Ave., New York 33, N. Y. 

Ed Hollen is President of the Providence 
section of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers, affiliated with the I^rovidence 
Engineering Society. 

Pleased by the Kansas City Star's aware- 
ness of Brown football this fall, some of 
the younger alumni in that city wrote the 



Son and Granddaughter 

► Dr. Allan F. Westcott '03, 
professor emeritus of the U. S. 
Naval .Academy, is especially proud 
of his Freshmen on College Hill this 
year. His son. Allan C. Westcott, 
is a member of the Class of 1952 at 
Brown. Over at Pembroke in the 
Freshman Class there is a grand 
daughter, Laura E. Martin of Ram- 
sey, N. J. < 



BROX^N ALUMNI MONTHLY 



sports editor. Plditor McBride replied 
that his regard for Brown was high be- 
cause he knew Prof. Frank Dennie of 
Rolla, Mo. 

Everett A. Greene is a new director of 
the Home for .Aged Men and .'\ged Couples 
in Providence. Norman L. Sammis '08, 
who has ser\ed for several years, was re- 
elected to the Board. Edward S. Spicer 
'10 is a Vice-President. 

Edward King Carley died in York Hos- 
pital in Pennsylvania Oct. 12, 1948 at the 
age of 61. His widow survives him 
(Dorothy B. Carley) at Main and Center 
Sts., Mt. Wolf, Penn., and our sympathy 
goes to her. Carley came to Brow-n from 
Rogers High, Newport and trained as an 
engineer. He was in the War Depart- 
ment for three years in the U. S. Corps of 
Engineers, then worked for the Public 
Service Corporation of New Jersey. In 
recent years he has been Eastern District 
Manager of Ford Roofing Products Co. 
of York, Penn. His fraternity was Delta 
Tau Delta. 

1910 

A dozen of the Class attended the fall 
reunion Nov. 6. We attended the foot- 
liall game, then gathered at the home of 
Ed Spicer for cocktails, and moved to the 
Pine Room of Faunce House for a splendid 
dinner. We discussed at some length the 
plans for our 40th reunion. The ballots 
from the Class showed that a majority 
favored a reunion with headquarters on 
the campus, with side-excursions else- 
where for certain meals, sports, and other 
activities. Details are now left in the hands 
of the Class Officers. Those present at 
our dinner: Ralph M. Palmer of New York, 
Rev. Clifton H. Walcott of Middleboro, 
and the local delegation — .Andrew B. 
Comstock, William Freeman, Judge John 
P. Hartigan, Elmer S. Horton, Paul B. 
Howland, Harold T. Phinney, Charles A. 
Post, Dr. Lester A. Round, Edward S. 
Spicer, and Claude M. Wood. 

A. B. c. 

Edward H. Mason's daughter Joan 
Lippitt Mason was married on Sept. 24, 
1948 to Donald B. Dougherty in West- 
mount, Quebec, Canada. Both Mr. and 
Mrs. Dougherty are graduates of McGill 
University. 

Prof. .Albert A. Bennett attended the 
annual meeting of the .American Stand- 
ards .Association in New York City in 
October and was chairman of the com- 
mittee of mathematical symbols. 

Current addresses: Arthur Draper, 
Rt. 1, Sarasota, Fla; Herman Copeland, 
Box 863, Cleveland, 22, Ohio. 

1911 

Brenton G. Smith, an aide in many a 
Commencement procession down College 
Hill, will this year take over the duties of 
Chief of Staff. He is the executive officer 
who serves to line things up for the Chief 
Marshal. The job is in good hands, and 
Brent was recommended bv the retiring 
Chief of Staff, J. Cunliflfe Bullock '02. 

-Arthur Palmer, Jr., recent Brown grad- 
uate and son of Dr. and Mrs. .Arthur 
Palmer, was married Oct. 16, 1948, to 
Miss R. Marilyn Stevens, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Woodbury- H. Stevens of 
Kennebunkport, Me. Young Palmer,who 
served in the Pacific with the .AAF, is 
studying for an M. A. at Columbia. 

Parley Blood came into the office in 
September and told us of the arrival of 
two new granddaughters. Susan Ayres 
Blood, born Nov. 24, 1947 is the daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. John Blood; and Karen 



Ann Blood, born May 25, 1948 is the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blood. 

Charles Franklin's daughter Carol was 
married on .Aug. 14, 1948 to Joseph A. 
Northrup, Jr. 

Charles F'ranklin is living at 41 Ree- 
land .Ave., .Apponaug, R, I., where he has 
been in retirement since 1940. 

Franklin Buck is District Engineer for 
the Federal Works .Agency in Columbia, 
S. C. His home is at 50 Macaris -St., St. 
.Augustine, F'la. 

1912 

Rev. W. H. Dinkins, President of 
Selma University in Alabama, received a 
birthday present from his students Oct. 27. 
Actually, he was 58 on June 28, but the 
school hit upon the idea of a synthetic 
birthday because it had not been in session 
in June. The gift, presented in chapel, 
was a Bible and four silver dollars, from 
his students and Faculty. 



To Aid Chinese Students 
► C. C. Chen '15, Chairman of the 
College of Natural Science in the 
University of Shanghai, is agent 
for the Brown Christian .Association 
in the matter of its scholarships for 
Chinese students. Late in October 
he \yrote to K. Brooke Anderson, 
E.\ecutive Secretary of the BC.A, 
that a check for G. Y. $3981.50 
had arrived, a payment on the 
scholarship fund for 1947-48. He 
voices appreciation for "this timely 
contribution for Shanghai." ^ 



Frank A. Chase of Sharon, Mass., is 
District Engineer for the State of Massa- 
chusetts. He has a Brown man as son- 
in-law, Bill Roos '46. 

Dr. Robert C. Dexter urged that the 
cold war be kept cold in an address to the 
Rhode Island World Affairs Council on 
Oct. 13. Dr. Dexter is the new executive 
director of the Council. 
1913 

Rabbi Louis Newman had a letter in 
the New \'ork Herald Tribune recently 
in praise of .Arthur Koestler's article on 
the Zionist leader \ ladimir Jabotinsky. 

Clarence H. Philbrick and Ellis L. Yat- 
man '11 were among those re-elected in 
November to the Board of the Home for 
Aged Men and -Aged Couples in Provi- 
dence. 

1914 

District Judge Joseph E. Cook was 
chairman of the American Legion's 1948 
"Salute to America" in Denver this year. 
The observance is an annual one and at- 
tracted more than 20,000 persons. 

Miss Barbara E. Files, daughter of 
Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Chester A. Files, has 
graduated from the New England Con- 
servatorj- of Music. Chester A. Files, 
Jr., was a June graduate from Princeton. 
The General is the new President of the 
University Club in Providence. 

Dr. Edward A. McLaughlin, State 
Health Director, also serves the Rhode 
Island chapter of the National Founda- 
tion for Infantile Paralysis as Treasurer. 
Henry G. Clark '07 is a member of the 
executive committee. 

James Tyrell's daughter Ruth -Ann was 
married on Sept. 7, 1948 to Donald M. 
Joseph '48. 

Kirk Smith addressed the fall meeting 
of the Congregational Women of Rhode 
Island in October. Kirk is Chairman of 
the Congregational Church's e.xecutive 

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committee for war victims and recon- 
struction. 

Walter Deady, Jr., has joined his ac- 
counting practice with that of Mattison, 
Davey & Rader in New York City. 
1915 

Harold W. Tucker presided over a 
community conference in Sayles Hall Oct. 
26 to consider the question "Is the System 
under Which We Have All Grown up 
W'orth Saving?" The Associated Indus- 
tries of Rhode Island, various Chambers 
of Commerce, and the NAM sponsored a 
series of such meetings, the first of which 
was addressed by Prof. Philip Taft of 
Brown. Tucker is Vice-President of the 
Wallace and Tucker Lumber Company 
in Providence. 

Dr. Edgar J. "Spike" Staff's football 
career was reviewed in the column "Cap's 
Corner" in the Cranston, R. I. Herald 
News recently. Dr. Staff is Chief of the 
Division of Laboratories of the R. I. Divi- 
sion of Health. 

Royal Bongartz is living at 9 Lowden 
St., Pawtucket. He is in with the Dow 
Jones organization. 

Eliot Staples has been appointed Busi- 
ness Manager of Lewis College in Lock- 
port, 111. .A recognized authority in all 
phases of ground instruction in aviation, 
Eliot has established the aircraft and en- 
gine maintenance courses at Lewis. For 
two years he not only supervised the pro- 
gram and prepared the curriculum, but 
also assumed most of the teaching re- 
sponsibility. 

Edward W. Hincks has been elected 
Superintendent of the Calais-Woodland 
School Union, in Maine. He has been 
Superintendent of schools at Mars Hill, 
Me., for the past five years. 

New addresses: John Hart, Pleasant 
St., Bedford Village, N. Y.; Warren Nor- 
ton, 214 Spring St., Meadville, Pa. 

1916 

Gen. William Curtis Chase, Command- 
er of the First Cavalry Division in Tokyo, 
returned to the States this fall to visit his 
mother, convalescing from illness at her 
Providence home. 

John S. Coleman is in Clarksville, 
Tenn., where he is District Representa- 
tive of the Bureau of National Affairs of 
Washington, D. C. His Clarksville ad- 
dress is 532 Main St. 

Philip A. Feiner was in charge of speak- 
ers for the Town Meeting Forum held in 
Providence in November to highlight 
such civic problems as recreation, parking, 
traffic, and housing. The over-all spon- 
sor was the Civic Planning and Traffic 
Board of the Providence Chamber of 
Commerce, in which Feiner is active. 

The Peddie School devoted its Fall 
Homecoming Oct. 30 to a sendoff to its 
Headmaster, Dr. Wilbour E. Saunders, 
who leaves after 14 very successful years 
to become President of the Colgate- 
Rochester Divinity School. The announce- 
ment of the Alumni Dinner said: "All 
of us want to join in expressing our appre- 
ciation for the fine job he has done in 
making Peddie one of the outstanding 
preparatory schools in the country'." Dr. 
Saunders, an annual chapel speaker at 
Brown, will continue to visit our campus 
in his new capacity. 

The Kansas City Star this fall has given 
favorable attention to Brown's football 
team, notice unusual in a city so far away. 
When alumni wrote their appreciation. 
Sports Editor McBride said he had thought 
well of Brown University since knowing 
Col. J. Lindley Gammell. 



B R O \^ N ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Harold M. Messer is Associate Pro- 
fessor of Biology at Gettysburg College. 
His address 42 E. Lincoln Ave., Gettys- 
burg, Pa. 

Francis C. Healey's present address is 
250 E. Maujer St,. Valley Stream, N. Y. 

1918 

Chester M. Downing, principal of Fair- 
haven, Mass., High School, has advocated 
the building of a new Municipal .Audi- 
torium in New Bedford. 

Gurney Edwards is a new member of 
the Executive Committee of the General 
Council of the Congregational Churches 
in .America. He was unsuccessful as a 
candidate for the Rhode Island Senate 
from Providence in the November elec- 
tion, to succeed Harvey S. Reynolds '23. 
He has been active in Republican politics 
for some time and is chairnlan of the Sec- 
ond Ward Republican Committee and 
Chairman of the I^egislative Committee 
of the party's State Central Committee. 

Benjamin H. Slade, Deputy Minority 
Floor Leader in the R. L House last year, 
was re-elected Representative from the 
2nd District in Providence. He has been 
in the General Assembly since January, 
1943. He is Secretary and Purchasing 
-Agent for Westcott, Slade & Balcom Com- 
pany of Providence, paints and supplies. 

W. W. Chaplin, president of the Over- 
seas Press Club, welcomed Governor J. 
Strom Thurmond as the Dixiecrat candi- 
date made his one campaign speech in the 
north at an Overseas Press Club luncheon. 
^ R. .A. Corvey of 3449 Peachtree Road, 
N. E., .Atlanta, Ga., chatted with Eugene 
W. O'Brien '19 recently about his Brown 
associations. He is the Southeastern 
District Manager for Westinghouse Lamp 
Division of the Westinghouse Electric 
Corporation, with headquarters in At- 
lanta at 1299 Northside Drive, N. W. 

J. Harold Williams spoke at the October 
18 meeting of the Eden Park (R. L) PT.A 
on the subject: "Your Child's Recreation." 

1919 

Eugene W. O'Brien, past President of 
the .American Society of Mechanical En- 
gineers, acted for .ASME in July when he 
presented a certificate of honorary mem- 
bership to Secretary of State George C. 
Marshall. Gene's informal and witty 
presentation speech included a proud 
reference to the fact that he and Genera 
Marshall were both alumni of Brown. 
Gene pointed out, however, that he had 
to pay for four years' education to get his 
Brown degree, while the .Secretary's doc- 
torate was honorary. 

Thomas F. Black, Jr., and William H. 
Edwards were elected First Vice-President 
and Secretary, respectively, of the Rhode 
Island School of Design at the annual 
meeting of the Board of Trustees in No- 
vember. The officers include: Stephen 
O. Metcalf '78, Treasurer; .Arthur J. 
Frey '20, Assistant Treasurer; and Senator 
Theodore Francis C.reen '87, Trustee. 

Fred B. Perkins has been re-elected 
Vice-President of the Home for .Aged .Men 
and Aged Couples in Providence. 

Bernard Pierce is Superintendent of 
School Union 107 in Princeton, Me. 

1920 

William L. Dewart is with Herrick, 
Waddell, and Reed Co. Inc., investment 
bankers at 55 Liberty St., New York, 
and lives across the river at the Hotel St. 
George in Brooklyn. He spent 56 months 
as an Army Quartermaster officer, the last 
six on General .Mac.Arthur's staff in Tokvo. 



The Williams Charm 

► "W.\s THERE a football player at 
Brown around your time by the 
name of J. M. Williams?" 

There certainly was, Laurence R. 
Smith '20 of Hartford told an ac- 
quaintance at the Kiwanis luncheon 
who asked. Williams, a classmate 
known to all as "Ink," was one of 
the fastest and best ends in the 
business. 

It seemed that that morning one 
of his customers told him of finding 
years ago a gold football charm 
with the name of J. M. Williams on 
it and listing the Brown-Harvard 
and Brown-\'ale scores of that year. 
He's had it in his desk drawer for 
many years and was an.\ious to 
return it. 

The whole matter had been re- 
called when the Hartford Courant 
had a story on Levi Jackson's elec- 
tion as A'ale captain. The writer 
recalled other Negro stars, including 
Fritz Pollard and Ink Williams. 
The .Alumni Office promptly re- 
ported Williams' address: 604 East 
51st St., Chicago 15. < 



He is serving as .Secretary of his class at 
Peddie School, from which he and Art 
Frey came to Brown. 

Dr. Marshall N. Fulton is the new Chief 
of Medical Services at the Rhode Island 
Hospital in Providence. He was toast- 
master at the annual dinner of the staff 
association of the hospital in November. 
.Among those honored at the dinner was 
Dr. Herman .A. Lawson, Chief of Medical 
Services of the Veterans Administration 
Hospital in Providence, soon to open. 
During the war he was commanding officer 
of the 48th Evacuation Hospital (R. I. 
Hospital affiliated unit), serving in Burma. 

Louis A. R. Fieri is a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Providence 
County chapter of the National Founda- 
tion for Infantile Paralysis, as is his wife. 

Ray Palmer has a new address at 62 
Woodcliff Rd., Wellesley Hills 82, Mass. 
liay is District Sales Manager for the 
.Aluminum Company of .America in Bos- 
ton. 

Dr. Charles N. Arbuckle, who received 
an honorary degree in 1920, is Lecturer 
in Homiletics at the Graduate School of 
Religion in the LTniversity of Southern 
California. 

1921 

Ralph Standish manages the Osaka, 
Japan, branch of the National City Bank 
of New York. 

(leorge R. .Ashbey, .Advertising Man- 
ager for Nicholson File in Providence, is 
deputy chief crier of the Town Criers of 
Rhode Island. Advertising, sales and 
education are his fields. J. Wilbur Riker 
'22 is deputy ch'ef crier in charge of 
luncheons. 

George Macready has a neat part in 
"The Black Arrow," a picture made from 
the Robert Louis Stevenson story of that 
name. The picture had its first showing 
in New York this fall, and the reviewers 
liked it. 

Dr. Robert R. Baldridge has moved his 
office to 192 .Angell St., Providence, but 
he continues to live at 25 Charles Field 
St., which makes us in .Alumni House 
neighbors in the same block on Brown St. 

New addresses: Laurence Foote, 115 
Carpenter .Ave., Crestwood, N. Y.; F. W. 



Buswcll, 386 W. Oakland Ave., Doyles- 
town, Pa. 

1922 

Dr. Roger W. Nelson is with the Vet- 
erans .Administration in White River 
Junction, Vt. 

Laurence S. Day is with W. F. Schrafft 
& Sons Corporation (Schrafft 's Choco- 
lates) at Sullivan Square, Boston 29. He 
lives in Melrose Highlands. 

Joseph W. Scharf, long with the Tropi- 
cana I^rocessing Company in Cuba, has 
left the concern. He's back in New York 
at 180 West 58th St. 

Da\id B. Shurtleff, son of Bertrand L. 
Shurtleff and a graduate of St. George's 
School, Newport, is a Freshman at Har- 
vard, having been awarded a University 
scholarship. 

Theodore L. Sweet has been with the 
EC.A since .April, finding the work a nat- 
tural counterpart of what he did in Wash- 
ington during the war and in (iermany 
with the .AMG. He is back in W'ashing- 
ton in connection with his new duties. 

"Geology Moves Ahead" was the head- 
line on an article in the Lehigh Alumni 
Bulletin recently. Illustrating it was a 
photo of Prof. I^awrence Whitcomb plan- 
ning a field trip to the wilds of Bucks 
County with his students. The article 
notes that he is President of the Pennsyl- 
vania .Academy of Science and has con- 
tributed papers to learned journals. The 
Department at Lehigh is headed by Dr. 
Bradford Willard, a member of the Brown 
Faculty from 1923-30 before returning to 
his alma mater. 

Ronald Belcher has a new address: 
North St. and County Rd., Mattapoisett, 
Mass. 

1923 

John B. .Applegate has practiced law 
for 20 years as Besson & .Applegate at 
1 Newark St., Hoboken, N. J., Judge Bes- 
son having died shortly after taking the 
young man in as a junior partner. Now 
Jack has opened an additional office for 
the general practice of law at 78 Main St., 
Madison, N. J., the town of his residence. 
He asks us to spread the word that he is 
alive and well, inasmuch as his fraternity 
magazine gave him a listing among the 
obits in October. "I had always hoped 
that I might some day be considered in a 
class with Chauncey DePew," he writes, 
"but I never thought I would achieve 
such equality in this fashion." Red 
Bleakney was one who phoned to check. 

Paul E. Boughton is manager of the 
Montgomery Ward Store in Olean, N. Y. 
It was to him that John Dake, who played 
on the baseball Varsity last spring, re- 
ported when he joined the Montgomery 
Ward organization. 

Ralph D. Greene is with the American 
Cyanamid Co. at Bound Brook, N. J. He 
is living on the Washington Valley Rd., 
Martinsville, N. J. 

Bob Carrigan is chief chemist for Llnion 
Wadding Co. in Pawtucket. 

Clarence Day's son Philip is enrolled 
as a freshman at the LTniversity of Maine. 

George C. Johnstone, Jr., is Vice-Presi- 
dent of the American Bank Credit Plan, 
sponsored by the .American Installment 
Credit Corporation at 103 Park Ave., 
New York 17. This represents a change 
of address from the Graybar Building. 

Theodore R. JefTers is Vice-President 
of The Players of Providence. 

Dr. Wallace Lisbon was one of the spe- 
cial guests when Rhode Island Polish- 



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Americans obserxed "Justice for Poland 
Day" and urged strong action against 
Soviet aggression. 

Lawrence A. McCarthy, Independent 
candidate for Mayor of Pawtucket, made 
a lively campaign of it and ran a strong 
second in a three-man contest. 

It's good news that Philip G. Welch has 
recovered from the illness that made him 
miss our reunion. He's bought a house 
in Warwick and now gets his mail at 18 
Shippen Ave., Spring Green, Providence 
5, R. I. 

Current addresses: Harris Anthony, 
1675 Ridgeway PI., Columbus, Ohio; 
Bob Fosdick, 1385 Burdette Ave., Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio; Harold Briggs, 141 Hudson 
Ave., Chatham, N. Y.; Alden Hays, 
Lindell Hotel, Lincoln, Neb. 
1924 

H. Allen Grimwood, President of the 
Pawtu.xet Marine Corporation, is chair- 
man of the executive committee of a 
neighborhood group to develop and im- 
prove Pawtuxet Cove as a harbor of refuge 
and a yachting center. (Prof. Leighton 
T. Bohl '13 is another member.) "A 
House That Yodels" was the headline on 
a full-page feature on the new Warwick 
Neck home of Mr. and Mrs. Grimwood 
in a recent Providence Sunday Journal. 
It is a handsome chalet patterned after a 
200-year-old Swiss farmhouse and closely 
follows the original. 

Marylyn Monk, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Jack Monk of Winnetka, 111., is the 
President of the Freshman Class at Pem- 
broke this fall. 

Quentin Reynolds' by-line appears 
more frequently in Collier's magazine 
these days. One fine story was a report 
on the Berlin airlift. Quent was one of 
the three judges who selected "The Best 
Sports Stories of 1948" for the annual 
book. 

Robert E. Soellner turned out for the 
Peddie alumni dinner in San Francisco 
recently, and The Peddie Chronicle noted : 
"From the messages he sent back via Don 
Rich, he hasn't changed a bit — still piling 
it high and deep." 



Akeley's Explosion 

► "It was the kind of explosion 
that occasionally shatters the peace 
and quiet of a U. S. campus," said 
Time. "A popular teacher had 
been fired, students picketed in his 
defense, and in the flame and smoke 
of controversy it soon became hard 
to tell who was right, or what the 
shooting was about." 

The college was Olivet, in Michi- 
gan, where T. Barton Akeley '23 
had taught political science for 12 
years. He admitted that he had a 
"general disposition to be critical." 
Targets included fraternities and 
intercollegiate athletics. Though 
very popular with the students, 
.Akeley was informed by Olivet's 
new President that he and Mrs. 
Akeley, the college librarian, "had 
fulfilled their usefulness." Claiming 
that academic freedom was at 
stake, a quarter of the student body 
picketed the President and refused 
to register. Alumni as far away 
as New York organized to tight for 
tenure protection for Olivet's fac- 
ulty and to safeguard the college's 
"liberal educational methods." 

Groups in Chicago and Detroit 
also took up the cause. ■< 



Judson Site Consecrated 

► Judson Housh, the Maiden birth- 
place of .-Xdoniram Judson, Brown 
1807, was consecrated during the 
146th annual session of the Massa- 
chusetts Baptist Convention in 
October. It was appropriate that 
the dedication speaker should be 
Saw Tun Shein of Burma, in which 
land the famous missionary labored 
with such distinction. .Another who 
appeared before the Convention 
was Dr. W. E. Braisted '27 of South 
China, who spoke at the Fellowship 
Dinner for Men as well as at one 
of the general sessions. -4 



Carl Snow's daughter Katherine is en- 
rolled in the Freshman class at the Uni- 
versity of Maine. 

1925 

Dr. Gordon Keith Chalmers, President 
of Kenyon College, is chairman of the 
Commission on Liberal Education of the 
Association of American Colleges. We 
hear he has added painting to his ac- 
complishments and hobbies. (Non sequi- 
tur? Sure. We were just interested in 
both points and hope you are.) 

John A. French is living at 2013 Hillyer 
Place, N. W., in Washington. He is re- 
search assistant in the Construction and 
Civic Development Department of the 
United States Chamber of Commerce. 

Marvin Bower has already gone to work 
on the program for the 1949 Alumni Day 
at the Harvard Business School, of which 
he is chairman. Its theme will be "De- 
veloping Business Leadership " 

A. B. Gordon, Process Supervisor at 
the Philadelphia plant of the Linde Air 
Products Company, was interested re- 
cently to learn of the affiliation of three 
recent Brown graduates as engineers in 
the company laboratory. 

Robert L. Rockefeller is living on 
Buena Vista Ave., Rumson, N. J. He is 
an estate, trust and tax accounting con- 
sultant in New York City. 

Hugo Levander is now teaching German 
at Classical High School in Providence. 
He had been teaching languages at the 
Mt. Pleasant High School for the past 
six years. 

Harry A. Soper, Jr., is now with the 
Scoville Mfg. Co. in Cleveland. 

The class extends its sympathy to Brad- 
ford F. Oxnard, whose wife, Mrs. Estelle 
O.vnard, died in Providence on Sept. 18. 

1926 

Arthur Hassell and family have re- 
turned from a two-year stay in Argentina. 
Arthur has been transferred to the Head 
Office of the Coca-Cola Export Corpora- 
tion in New York City and has been named 
Assistant to the Vice-President in charge 
of the European area. The Hassells have 
a new address: 133 E. Garden Rd., Larch- 
mont, N. Y. 

Walter Weber is Supervisor of Plan- 
ning and Control for the John A. Roeb- 
lings Sons Co. in Trenton, N. J. He is 
living on W. School Lane, Yardley, Pa. 

Alfred Gienow is Project Manager for 
James Stewart & Co., Inc., in New York 
City. His home address: 749 Kinder- 
kamack Rd., River Edge, N. J. 

H. Cushman Anthony, Assistant Scout 
Executive of the Narragansett Council, 
Boy Scouts of America, was a member of 
a panel on recreation, which provided 
the topic for the first of a series of "town 
meeting forums" in Providence which 



brought public attention to various civic 
problems. He has a new home address: 
15 Euclid .Ave. 

James M. Barry was pleasantly sur- 
prised to see the Brown Bear in the New 
Orleans Times-Picayune. It was the 
widely reproduced photo of the Brown 
mascot and the big stufTed Kodiak pre- 
sented by the Middle West alumni in 
October. Jim, who works for the .Amer- 
ican Sugar Refining Company at 120 Wall 
St., New York, was in New Orleans to 
visit the company's office and refinery. 

Ralph R Crosby, "youngest bank presi- 
dent in New England," was the speaker 
at the first annual dinner of the R. I. 
State Association of Real Estate Boards 
in October. His topic: "Mortgage Finan- 
cing and Allied Subjects." He is Presi- 
dent of the Old Colony Co-operative Bank 
in Providence. 

Harold K. Kaufman is a new member 
of the New York Brown Club. 

By way of George Lo\eridge comes 
word that Gerald A. Higgins has left the 
Boston Consolidated Gas Company in 
order to devote himself exclusively to his 
free-lance writing. He has published the 
house-organ of the Gas Company and 
been active in other phases of its public 
relations. The Higginses are living in 
Dover, Mass., on Pleasant St. 

Dr. James L. Hanley, Superintendent 
of Schools in Providence, announced in 
November that he was going to nominate 
Elmer R. Smith, supervisor of curriculum 
in the department to be Assistant Super- 
intendent of Schools. 

Current addresses: Dr. James C. Calla- 
han, 10 Bull St., Newport, R. I.; William 
Dee, 340 Court St., Auburn, Me.; Paul 
Williams, 82 Bound Brook Rd., Newton 
Highlands, Mass.; Dr. William H. Weid- 
man, RED 8 Scotland Rd., Norwich- 
town, Conn.; Paul MacKay, Main St., 
Hope Valley, R. I.; John Hunt, 93 Hillside 
Ave., Verona, N. J. 

1927 

Lt. Col. Franklin Miller, USN, is sta- 
tioned at the U. S. Consulate in Casa- 
blanca, French Morocco. 

Linus Travers has elected to remain at 
headquarters of the Yankee Network in 
Boston because of Yankee plans for ex- 
pansion, the Mutual Broadcasting System 
announced early in November, after MBS 
had beckoned to him for a top-level vice- 
presidency. 

Frederick Bernays Wiener left the Gov- 
ernment service this fall to become a mem- 
ber of the new law firm of Keenan, Kanfer, 
Wiener & Murphy, with offices at 820 
Woodward Building in Washington, D.C. 
He had been Assistant to the Solicitor 
General of the United States. Fritz first 
went to Washington in 1933 as attorney 
examiner and executive assistant in the 
Federal Emergency Administration of 
Public Works and served in a number of 
important civil and military posts. 

Lewis Wilson is Secretary of the Wilson 
and English Construction Co. in New 
York City. His home address: Box 240, 
Lincolndale, N. Y. 

Don C. Brewer, a resident of Cranston 
since 1937, is a member of the tax assess- 
ment Board of Review in that city. 

Arnold K. Brown, Vice-President of 
Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co., went to De- 
troit last summer to close the deal in which 
the company bought the Johansson Gage 
Division of the Ford Motor Co. The Jo- 
hansson blocks are spoken of as "the 
world's most accurate standards of meas- 
urement." 



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Robert Smith's "Baseball" was dis- 
cussed recently on the NBC program 
"Author Meets the Critics." Bill Veeck, 
President of the Cleveland Indians base- 
ball team and Russell Maloney, writer, 
were on the bill. 

Gardner C. Hudson has been appointed 
News Editor of Railway Age, marking his 
return to this publication with which he 
was affiliated in the '30s. The publisher 
is the Simmons-Boardman Corporation, 
30 Church St., New York 7. His faniih 
moved down from Massachusetts this fall 
to take up residence at 153 Hamilton Rd., 
Ridgewood, N. J. Gardner has been in 
Fitchburg, Mass., for three years winding 
up some postwar family business following 
his mother's death. A gift to Brown has 
been archives material relating to his 
father, the late Gardner Kirk Hudson '96 
and the late Asa E. Stratton '73. 

Several of the class attended the 25tb 
reunion of the Class of 1923 at Classical 
High School, Providence. Arnold K. 
Brown is permanent Class President, 
Others who joined the group were: Fred 
H. Barrows, Jr., Irving G. Loxley, G. R. 
Haslam, Edmund Wexler, Merrill Chase, 
Dr. Charles Spacagna, J. M. McGregor, 
and Roger M. Scott. 

Victor Hill was guest editor of the 
Providence Journal's radio department 
while the editor was on vacation this fall. 
He also contributes frequently to the 
principal column on radio, writing enter- 
tainingly and pointedly. 

Current address: Jacob Warren, 59 
Palm St., Hartford, Conn. 

1928 

Earl H. Bradley is President of the 
Parents' Association of the Gordon School 
of Providence. His Vice-President is 
Bradford G. Woolley '29. The Parents' 
Association now owns and operates the 
School. Dr. Francis H. Chafee '27 is a 
Trustee without portfolio, as are H. Cush- 
man Anthony '26 and Henry D. Sharpe, 
Jr. '45. 

Alexander Buchmann is in the invest- 
ment business in Los Angeles. His home 
address is 815 Glenmont Ave., Los Angeles. 

Rev. H. Glenn Payne, pastor of the 
Pawtuxet Baptist Church for 11 years 
and a specialist in church schools, has 
begun new duties as Director of Christian 
Education under the Massachusetts Bap- 
tist Convention. In addition to service on 
Rhode Island committees, he was active 
in the Church School Enlargement Pro- 
gram for the denomination. In addition 
to his Brown A. B. and A. M., he holds 
a B. D. from Andover Newton, and did 
other graduate work at the American 
School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem 
on the J. Spencer Turner Fellowship. In 
1946 he spent two months working with 
the Brethren Service Committee in the 
shipping of "Heifers for Relief'to Europe, 
in the course of which he visited North 
Germany. In Rhode Island he was Presi- 
dent of the Interfaith Commission for 
Social .\ction and of the Ministers Union. 
In the family are two boys and a girl; his 
wife is the former Florence May Carlile, 
whom he married in 1935. 

J. Saunders Redding is the author of 
"Portrait of W. E. B. Dubois," which 
appears in the Winter Number of The 
American Scholar. The ad reads: "The 
personal portrait of one of the greatest 
Negro figures of this country, by the first 
Negro ever to win the Mayflower Award 
in North Carolina." 




REVOLUTIONARY RELIC: From the Archives of the British Admiralty 
this fall to the John Carter Brown Library came three copperplates, from 
which navigational charts of Narragansett Bay had been engraved in 1775. 
British Vice-Consul Parkyns made the presentation to Dr. Wriston. Li- 
brarian Lawrence C. Wroth, left, is also shown inspecting one of the plates 
for the "Atlantic Neptune." The Library's copy of the work, one of the 
best extant, was part of an impressive exhibition of pertinent treasures 
arranged for the occasion. 



M. Imbrie Packard is Secretary, Pur- 
chasing Agent, and Sales Manager for 
Crafts, Inc., in Providence. He is living 
at 261 President Ave. 

Henry Shailer is Design Analyst for the 
LInited Aircraft Corporation in East Hart- 
ford. His home address is Durham, 
Conn. 

Walter Brownsword is head of the Eng- 
lish Department at Central High School 
in Providence. He was the leader in the 
strike last May in which 1200 teachers in 
the city system walked out for two days 
and succeeded in gaining its salary de- 
mands. 

Frederic W. Collins of the Providence 
Journal was one of the Washington cor- 
respondents who was invited by News- 
week Magazine to take part in its pre- 
election survey of the presidential contest. 
Warren B. Francis of the Los Angeles 
Times was another. 

John M. Heffernan, Athletic Director 
at Norwich University, wrote in the Nor- 
wich Record recently of the improvements 
put into effect in the athletic plant there 
in late months. 

Stanley H. Smith, Jr., is Secretary of 
The Players of Providence, dramatic or- 
ganization in which he and his wife (the 
former Helen Hackney) have been active 
for a number of years. 

Frank Singiser advertised the opening 
of his Mountain Meadow House, serving 
the public near Brandon, Vt., on Oct. 23. 
It is located on Route F-10 on top of 
Miller Hill, four miles west of Brandon. 
The notice in the Rutland Herald cited a 
new dining room, lounge, anti sports room, 
selected dinners "from $1.75," and a fine 
stock of wines and liquors. 

Mark D. McClain is among the new 
members of the New York Brown Club. 

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Current addresses: Robert Henderson, 
994 Hazel Place, Rahway, N. J.; Louis E. 
Scherck, 820 Esperson BIdg., Houston, 
Tex.; Joseph Hyman, 2551 44th .■\ve., 
San Francisco. 

1929 

Charles B. Leonard, who has been 
Superintendent of Schools in Little Comp- 
ton, R. I., for 10 years, has gone on to the 
town of Scituate in the same State where 
he will supervise the education of 500 
students a year, 200 more than in Little 
Compton. Hoping to persuade him to 
return to Little Compton, its school com- 
mittee has given him a year's leave of 
absence, and his wife and son will con- 
tinue to live in the Leonard house there. 
The Newport County Sentinel said in 
October: "He has allied himself with some 
15 organizations, locally and professionally 
— and he is going to be missed, sadly. 
Superintendent Leonard is a fine example 
of what Brown University means to 
Rhode Island." 

The firm name is Smith & Botelle. In 
it .'\rchie Smith and four associates are 
banded for the general practice of law at 
528-530 Industrial Trust Bldg., Provi- 
dence. 

Walter Fisher is Public Relations As- 
sistant for the New York Telephone Co. 
in New York City. He is living at 227 
Euston Rd., Garden City, N. Y. 

Ralph Sterritt is manager of the Mont- 
gomery Ward store in Meadville, Penn. 

Lt. Col. Paul Waterman, co-pilot of the 
C-47 plane which crashed at Chanute Air 
Base, 111., Oct. 21, was one of the three 
fatalities in the accident. The son of the 
late Stephen Waterman '86 and Mrs. 
Waterman, he has been in the Army since 
graduation, accepted then as a flying 
cadet at the Army Air Base in San An- 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



tonio. His fraternity at Brown was Psi 
Upsilon. His body was brought to Swan 
Point Cemeten,- in Providence for a niili- 
tani' funeral and burial. His sur\ivors are; 
his mother, his widow and daughter 
Shirley; his brother, Stephen Waterman 
'29 of Burlington, \t.; and his sister, Mrs, 
Vernon G. Taylor of Silver Springs, Md. 
Current addresses; J. H. Dreasen, 29 
Clover Ave., Floral Park, L. I., N. Y.; 
William C. Gegler, Jr., 1059 Palmetto 
St., JVIobile, Ala. 

1930 

Virgil S. Viets is teaching in Hartford 
High School, Hartford, Conn., and living 
at 30 Town ley St. 

Garrett Hollihan's father, Garrett E. 
Hollihan, died in Providence Oct. 14. We 
were sorr\' to read of his loss. 

James Leavitt is manager of the May- 
fair Baby Shop in Brockton, Mass. He 
asks for his mail at home, 39 Wyman St. 

Don Flynn has joined the New York 
Brown Club. 

The Post Office reports Ernest L. 
Greenleese at 333 Sunset Rd., West Read- 
ing, Penn.: George W. Cross at 2920 
Aberdeen Ave., Hoquiam, Wash. 

1931 

Rev. Elden G. Bucklin, active in Rhode 
Island church and Grange affairs for 22 
years, resigned his pastorate of the Che- 
pachet Union Church this summer and is 
the new pastor of the United Church in 
Colchester, Vt. While in Chepachet, Mr. 
Bucklin had received national citations 
for his work as an outstanding rural min- 
ister. 

Francis D. Gurll is a new master at 
Avon Old Farms School, Avon, Conn., 
with certain administrative duties as well 
and leadership in the athletic program. 
He was last year at the Berkshire School 
and took summer studies at Yale. 

H P. Lovecraft, who used to live in the 
house in back of the John Hay and the 
Phi Delt House, has emerged as a literary 
figure of importance in recent years. Al- 
though he died in 1937, the Lovecraft 
legend has outstripped the weird stories 
that he wrote. One of those most re- 
sponsible for the revival of interest in this 
provocative genius is Winfield Townley 
Scott, poet and literary editor of the 
Providence Journal. He was a recent 
speaker at the Pro\idence Art Club on 
"The Excavation of H. P. Lovecraft." 

Vincent A. McKivergan is the choice of 
the Providence Superintendent of Schools 
to be Director of the Personnel Office in 
the department. McKivergan is currently 
head of social studies at Central High 
School. 

Joseph Schein was the candidate of the 
Progressive Party lor Lieutenant Governor 
of Rhode Island in the recent election. 
He is in the attendance department of the 
Providence school system, having pre- 
viously taught and coached at Hope High 
School. 

Alden R. Walls is the Commodore of 
the Rhode Island Yacht Club. His Nina 
was again one of the leaders in S-Class 
racing in Narragansett Bay last summer. 
It was the 1947 champion. 

Steve Shamosky is selling for the W. F. 
Schrafft Corporation in Boston. He is 
living at 38 Starrett Rd., Lynn, Mass. 

Dr. Milton Korb, one of the four Rhoae 
Island physicians who died in military 
ser\ice during World War II, was recently 
commemorated with the dedication of a 
bronze tablet in the R. I. Medical Society 
Library. 



Ralph Wescott is teaching science in 
the Somerset High School, Somerset, 
Mass. His home is in Fall River, at 631 
Maple St. 

New addresses: Robert Newman, 316 
W. 79th St., New York, N. Y.; Carl Cas- 
par, R. F. D. 1, Exeter, N. H.; Harold 
Arthur, 25 Bretton Woods Drive, Cran- 
ston 9, R. L; Richard Bowen, 412 Hos- 
pital Trust Bldg., Providence 3, R. I.; Dr. 
Mortimer Burger, Wales Garden Apts., 
Apt. A, Pickens and Heyward Sts., Col- 
umbia, S. C; Daniel Rhee, Chestnut and 
Summer St., Rehoboth, Mass. 
1932 

Comdr. Delbert S. Wicks has been 
named Electronics Officer on the staff of 
Adm. Blandy, commander-in-chief of the 



Daughters at Pembrolfe 

► Newcomers to Pembroke College 
this fall included many with earlier 
relationships to Brown. Freshmen 
whose fathers are Brown men in- 
clude; Judith B. Brown of Provi- 
dence, daughter of Morris H. 
Brown '19; Patricia C. Cruise of 
West Orange, N. J., daughter ol 
W. Elliott Cruise '26; Nancy St. J. 
Denison of Millertown, N. Y., 
daughter of Clark H. Denison '20; 
Dorothy J. DeRaffaele of Provi- 
dence, daughter of Benjamin A. 
DeRaffaele '26; Virginia Anne Mar- 
tin of Troy, N. Y., daughter of Carl 
E. Martin '23; Marylynn Monk of 
Winnetka, 111., daughter of John J. 
Monk '24; Barbara L. Mosley of 
Rye, N. Y., daughter of George E. 
Mosley '28; Jane Ann Nispel of 
Melrose, Mass., daughter of Alfred 
C. Nispel '26; Beverly M. Partridge 
of Pawtucket, daughter of Lloyd 
M. Partridge '28; Patricia A. Rey- 
nolds of Pawtucket, daughter of 
Eugene F. Reynolds '25. ^ 



Atlantic Fleet. Del has been in charge 
of the installation of radio, radar, and 
sonar equipment at the Providence Naval 
and Marine Corps Reserve Training Cen- 
ter. 

Charlie Lounsbury is managing the 
Milford Grain Co. in Milford, Mass. His 
home there is on Fresh Meadow Lane. 

Richard A. Hurley, Jr., President of 
the R. I. State Association of Real Estate 
Boards, presided over the group's first 
annual dinner in October. 

Bill Koster recently addressed the West- 
erly Lions Club on the subject "FM — A 
New and Better Kind of Broadcasting." 
Bill manages Station WPJB in Providence. 

Daniel Kauffman is practicing chiropody 
at 801 Park Ave., Cranston. He is a 
member and director of the R, I. Chirop- 
odist Society and has been President for 
three years of the Cranston Chamber of 
Commerce. 

Abraham Lubchansky is practicing law 
in New London, Conn. His home there is 
at 105 Oneco Ave. 

New addresses: Ed Collins, 18 Rose 
Lane, West Barrington, R. I.; Rev. Fred- 
eric Williams, 4723 48th Ave. So., Seattle, 
Wash.; Forest C. Pearson, 5670 Wilshire 
Blvd., Los Angeles. 

1933 

Roland K. Brown, Athletic Director 
at Rensselaer Poly, went to England last 
summer when the R. P. I. team was se- 
lected to represent the United States in a 
lacrosse exhibition at the Olympic games. 

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William W. .-XUyn has been made man- 
ager of the Marlboro, Mass , area of the 
New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Co. Bill has been with the telephone 
company for 15 years and has recently 
completed a special course in managerial 
problems. 

David L. Stackhouse had a good column 
in the Providence Journal recently as a 
guest editor while the radio editor was on 
holiday. 

George Syat is working in Boston for 
the New Haven Railroad; he is Assistant 
Division Accountant at South Station. 
George sends a new address; 8 Samoset 
Ave., Mansfield, Mass. 

Norman J. Blair is Director of Student 
Personnel at the Green Mountain Junior 
College in Poultney, Vermont. His ad- 
dress there is 11 Rae Terrace. 

Bill Hussey has a new address at 387 
High St., Fall River, Mass. 

1934 

Since his retirement from Government 
service, Edward J. Hickey, Jr., has been 
a new partner in the Washington law firm 
of Mulholland, Robie, McEwen & Hickey, 
with offices in the Tower Building and a 
branch in Toledo. He had been a special 
assistant to Attorney General Tom C. 
Clark, who said in accepting his resigna- 
tion: "I accept it with considerable re- 
luctance, realizing nonetheless the at- 
tractions which lie outside the Govern- 
ment for a man of your initiative and 
experience. I recall your early associa- 
tion with the Antitrust Division, where 
you began your professional career.. ..You 
have made the most of your opportunities 
in the Department, and leave it now a 
seasoned lawyer and a specialist in ad- 
ministrative law litigation. Commendation 
of your effective work in this field has 
come to me with gratifying regularity 
from members of the Bench and Bar, and 
from officials of the interested Federal 
agencies. You have given the Govern- 
ment a generous return in accomplish- 
ment, through your industry and ability 
as a lawyer, and your distinguished record 
in the Navy." Assistant .'Attorney General 
Sonnett also publicly referred to his "out- 
standing record in the Antitrust Division." 

Mr. Hickey entered the Department 
of Justice in March, 1938. After assisting 
in the successful prosecution of several 
important Government cases against 
German agents in 1941 and early in 1942, 
he was called to duty with the Navy, 
where he served first with the office of 
Naval Intelligence and later as Aide and 
Flag Secretary to the Southwest Pacific 
amphibious commander Vice Admiral 
Barbey. He was decorated by the Secre- 
tary of the Navy for outstanding services 
during combat operations. Back in the 
Antitrust Division in December, 1945, 
Mr. Hickey represented the .Attorney 
General before the Federal Courts in 
much of the Government's administrative 
law litigation under the Interstate Com- 
merce and Civil Aeronautics Acts, as well 
as the Railway Labor and Federal Com- 
munications Laws. 

John H. Pennell is a Junior Highway 
Engineer in the Connecticut Highway 
Department. His post is at the New 
Haven Residency, where he lives at 535 
Wholley Ave. 

Hugh Neville is President of the Silver 
King Fibre Co. in Westport, Mass. His 
home is at 76 South Ave., Tiverton, R. I. 



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Ben Snow is Assistant Director of 
Agencies for the Northwestern Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. in Milwaukee. His 
home in Milwaukee is at 6588 No. River 
Rd. 

Allen Baldwin is Product Engineer for 
the Sperr>' Products Co. in Danbury, 
Conn. His address there is Ta'Agan 
Point, R. F. D. 5. 

We are sorn,- to hear of the death of Mrs. 
Vincenza Quattrocchi, mother of John 
Quattrocchi, Jr. 

New addresses: Denver Evans, 6642 E. 
26th St., Los .Angeles 32; Richard Kinger- 
ley, Jr., 104 Lyndhurst, McDaniel Heights, 
Wilmington, Del.; John Suesman, 1971 
Palifox Drive, Atlanta, Ga.; Ed Hickey, 
4100 Oakridge Lane, Chevy Chase, Md.; 
Dick Hapgood, -Apartado Nacional 772, 
Barranquilla, Colombia, South America; 
C. E. Hammond, 99 Forest Ave., Glen 
Ridge, N. J. 

1935 

Henrv Connor sends a new address at 
Sky Top Drive, Scotch Plains, N. J. He 
is Director of the Bureau of Municipal 
Research, a non-partisan organization for 
improved government through factual 
research, in Newark, N. J. 

Don Reed is .Account Executive for J. 
Walter Thompson, Inc. in New York 
City. His address is 1060 5th .Ave. 

.Mason L. Dunn, .Associates, are spe- 
cializing in television equipment and in- 
stallations. The address: RFD 316, Man- 
ville, R. I. 

Dave Hassenfeld has a new office at 
428 Industrial Trust Bldg. in Providence. 

John Donovan is with the Claims Sec- 
tion of the Veterans Administration in 
Boston. He is living at 21 Hancock St., 
there. 

R. D. Benson Meryweather is teaching 
at the Peck School in Morristown, N. J. 

.Armand Morin is Sales Representative 
for the Fenestra Steel Window Co. in 
Providence. He is living at Mount View, 
East Greenwich. 

New addresses: Howard Segool, 469 
Waterman .Ave., E. Providence, R. 1.; 
Franklin Huddle, RFD 5, Bo.x 125B, 
Alexandria, Va.; Paul Paulsen. Raynor 
and Williams Rd., Beardsley St. RFD, 
Trumbull, Conn. 

1936 

Dr. R. Perry Elrod, full Professor of 
Bacteriology and chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Microbiology at the LIniversity 
of South Dakota, is living at 920 E. Clark 
St., Vermillion, with his recently aug- 
mented family. R. L. Elrod '07 is the 
proud grandfather. 

John J. Kelly, unsuccessful candidate in 
the Republican primary in Rhode Island 
this fall, is reported to have backing for 
the chairmanship of the Republican City 
Committee in Providence. Two years 
ago he made a strong race for Congress in 
a Democratic State. 

1st Lt. .A, W. \'oung has recently been 
promoted to a Captaincy in the Marine 
Corps Reserve. Bunny was with the 
22nd Marines in the Pacific during the 
war. 

I. H. Strasmich was active in setting up 
an inter-racial, inter-faith Thanksgiving 
Service held Nov. 21 at the Roundtop 
Church in Providence, a fine experiment 
in democracy. A fellowship hour fol- 
lowed. Irving was a member of the Provi- 
dence committee in charge. He has, by 
the way, a new address at 228 Waterman 
St., Providence 6. He is also serving on 
the Board of Directors of the World 



-Affairs Council of Rhode Island — not the 
Executive Committee, as we recently 
reported. 

Horace Booth is working in Washington 
for the Department of the Army. His 
home is on Route 4, Vienna, Va. 

Sumner P. .Ahlbum, still with the NEA 
Service, Inc. (Newspaper Enterprise .As- 
sociation) at 461 Eighth Ave., New York 
1, has moved his family to Hendrie Lane, 
Riverside, Conn. 

Dr. John H. Young, Assistant Professor 
of Classical Archaeology at the Johns 
Hopkins University, is living at 3029 
Guilford Ave., Baltimore 18. 

Phil Lappin is studying at Tufts Medical 
School. 

Rev. Terrelle B. Crum was elected 
Secretary-Treasurer of the .American .As- 
sociation of Bible Institutes and Bible 
Colleges at an organizational meeting held 
in Chicago this October. 

James G. Krause has been elected to 
the City Council in Lebanon, Pa. He 
was also an alternate delegate to the Dem- 
ocratic National Convention this year. 

New addresses: Byron .Abedon, 73 Al- 
fred Stone Rd., Pawtucket, R. I.; Ross 
Fowler, 153 W. Hazelwood -Ave., Rahway, 
N. J.; Homer Everall, 45 E. Vassar Rd., 
-Audubon, N. J.; Frank Watson, 216 Pop- 
lar .Ave., Wayne, Pa.; Dave Slattery, 23 
Owen St., Hartford, Conn.; Lt. Comdr. 
Stanton M. Latham, USNR, 1884 Broad 
St., Edgewood 5, R. I. 

1937 

F. Hartwell Swaffield was to take over 
new duties Nov. 1 as New England adver- 
tising representative for the Saturday 
Evening Post, with headquarters at 1020 
Statler Building, Boston 16. He goes to 
Curtis Publishing after having been Media 
Research Director of the Henry A. Loudon 



-Advertising .Agency, Boston. He takes 
his mail at 258 Beacon St., Boston 16. 

John Ebelke is in Switzerland where he 
is Dean of Studies for Wayne University 
students who are spending their Junior 
year there. His address: Postlagernd, 
Basel 3, Switzerland. 

David -Angle operates the Colby Book 
Shop in New London, N. H. 

J. Norton -Atlass has joined the Class 
delegation in the New York Brown Club. 

Gordon Walls is with the American 
Woolen Co. in Enfield, N. H. and is living 
at 18 South St., Lebanon, N. H. 

John Doble is Manager of the Tele- 
vision Service Department of the Jordan 
Marsh Co. in Boston. He is living at 
35 Smith Rd., Hingham, Mass. 

Richard C. Scott, formerly with Es- 
mond Mills, Inc., tells us of his affiliation 
with Fairchild Publications, Inc., at 7 
East 12th St., New York City. 

Richard Curtin is now at the University 
of Michigan where he is a Lt. Col. in the 
U. S. Air Force. His address: 1702 Jack- 
son -Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Walter Burbank is with the A. B. 
Rydell Co. in New York City and is living 
at 3 Shore -Acre Drive, Old Greenwich, 
Conn. 

John H. Biggs is District Representa- 
tive for the Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. in 
Rochester, N. Y. His Rochester address 
is 49 Bennington Drive. 

Don Stewart is editor for the Houghton 
Mifflin Co. in Boston. He lives in Marble- 
head, at 8 Smith St. 

Bill Margeson is Vice-President of the 
Barlow .Advertising Agency in Syracuse, 
N. Y. He writes he is not yet located 
there. 

New addresses: Richard D. Emery, 
Ward Ave. and Hartshorne Lane, Rum- 



And Small Wonder < < 



► ► "Sm.\ll Wonder," the new musical 
revue promptly established as a hit at the 
Coronet Theatre in New York, might 
well have a private name just for its 
director, Burt Shevelove '37, writes Hal 
Eaton in the Newark Star- Ledger: "Big 
Chance" would be eminently suitable, for 
that's exactly what it is for the 32-year- 
old Mr. .S. who launches his Broadway 
career with the revue. Shevelove comes 
to his task with much off-Broadway ex- 
perience, which ranges from staging the 
Yale Dramatic Society's most successful 
musical, "Waterbury Tales," to putting 
on a servicemen's show at a rest camp 
near Cairo, with nothing but stage-struck 
ambulance drivers of the British Field 
.Service as chorus "girls" and leading 
"ladies." Life Magazine featured the 
show in rehearsal with a big picture play 
which was of particular interest to Sheve- 
love's former colleagues in Brownbrokers 
on College Hill. 

It was his seven years as Director of 
the Yale Dramatic Society which brought 
about the friendships which have culmin- 
ated in the production of "Small Wonder," 
Eaton writes: "George Nichols, 3rd, 
sponsor of the attraction, was one of 
Shevelove's students. So were Albert 
Selden, composer of much of the music; 
Louis Laun and Charles Spalding, lyricists 
and sketch writers. They became fast 
friends, and, since all had theatrical am- 
bitions, they promised to stick together 

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and come up with a Broadway effort one 
day. Nichols and Shevelove kept at it 
hardest. When 'Small Wonder' was con- 
ceived, it was decided that the former 
would produce and the latter direct. 

"The entry boasts a group of talented 
and promising youngsters. Hundreds of 
juvenile professionals, who've already 
won their spurs, were screened before the 
final personnel was selected. Phyllis Mc- 
Ginley, one of The -VeM' Yorker's ace 
contributors, has done many of the lyrics. 
(So has Shevelove, under the name of 
Billings Brown, by the way.) Mark 
Lawrence, writer-partner of Comedienne 
-Alice Pearce, concocted several sketches. 
Making his debut as a dance director is 
Gower Champion, who — with his spouse. 
Marge — clicked big last winter at the 
Persian Room of the Plaza. John Derro, 
21-year-old costumer, who's already served 
his apprenticeship as an assistant to 
Hollywood's famed Irene, also launches 
his career with his initial designing job on 
Broadway. Ralph Alswang, whose set- 
tings for last season's 'Strange Bedfellows' 
were acclaimed by the critics, created the 
scenery. Tom Ewell, of 'John Loves 
Mary,' renown, Alice Pearce, seen not 
long ago in George Abbott's 'Look, Ma, 
I'm Dancin',' Mary McCarty of 'Sleepy 
Hollow,' Marilyn Day, Hayes Gordon, 
and Betty -Abbott head the cast, which 
accents youth, eagerness, and enthusiasm." 



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son, N. J.; William E. Ryan, 52 Bourne 
Lane, Harrington. R. I. 

1938 

John M. McSweeney, encountering 
Dean Arnold in a Washington restaurant 
recently, told him he had returned from 
Russia early in October. Once listed with 
us as at the .American Consulate General 
in \'ladivostok, he had also ser\ed in 
.Moscow. His current duties are with the 
State Department in Washington. 

Walter Co\ell's program, "New England 
Xotebook," is heard over a large num- 
ber of radio stations, originating at WI'RO 
in Providence. Something new was add- 
ed this fall one day when Covell began 
his afternoon broadcast, said shortly, 
"I think I'm going to faint," and did. 
Sympathetic mail showed the popularity 
of the program and his wide personal fol- 
lowing. Vou can catch it weekdays at 
4:30 P. M. on the dial at 630. 

Charles T. C.affney, Jr., Executive Di- 
rector of the Boys Club of Pontiac, Mich., 
represented the whole Great Lakes' area 
at the national convention of the Boys 
Clubs of -America in California. 

Rev. William E. Scholes has taken up 
his duties as Head Resident of Christopher 
House at 2507 North Greenview Ave., 
Chicago. He has had prexious experience 
in social work in New York City and St. 
Louis and is a member of the .American 
Association of Group Workers and the 
American .Association of Social Workers. 
Included in the Christopher House pro- 
gram are a day nursery, a day care pro- 
gram, library, art and craft classes and 
gymnasium; it covers all ages. Mr. Scholes 
was recently minister of the Garden Plain 
Presbyterian Church of Fulton, 111. The 
family includes Edmund, five; Karen, 
three; and Keith, eight months, as well as 
Mrs. Scholes. 

Dr. C. Hudson Thompson, Jr., will 
finish his residency in surgery at the 
Brooklyn Hospital in July. 

-Allan R. Brent is now Vice-President 
of the Herbert S. Benjamin Associates, 
Inc., an advertising and public relations 
firm in Baton Rouge, La. The Brents 
have a new home at 3043 Eastland Drixe, 
Baton Rouge. 

Ed Rich is selling for the Socony 
Vacuum Oil Co. in Utica, N. Y. His 
address: RD 1, ClayviUe, N. Y. 

George Bright is -Assistant Editor of 
The Magazine Tucson in Tucson, .Ariz. 
His address there: 2605 N. Palo \'erde 
Blvd. 



The Long Twins 

► The photogR-\pher's assignment 
was to get a picture layout for the 
Milwaukee Journal on the life in a 
trailer of a student-veteran and his 
family. But the photographer 
chanced upon a pair of twins, and 
the layout turned out to be pretty 
much a picture series about those 
20-month-old girls. They are Sharon 
Elizabeth and Melanie Dee, daugh- 
ters of -Arthur Long '42 and Dorothy 
Long, who live at Randall Park in 
Madison. Long is working for his 
doctorate in chemistry at the 
University of Wisconsin, but for 
two pages of pictures this seemed 
less important than the fact that 
the youngsters, three-pound incu- 
bator babies at birth, w-ere _ so 
photogenic. ■< 



Most Improved 

►» The Zet.\ Ch.vrce of Theta 
Delta Chi (the Brown chapter) 
won the national fraternity's cup 
for the most improvement during 
the past year. Philip C. Curtis, 
Jr., '49, son of Philip C. Curtis '11. 
was elected Secretary of the 72nd 
Grand Lodge, a national under- 
graduate office. .Another Brunonian 
active in the fraternity is Walter R. 
Bullock '02, Auditor. He and 
Philip Saunders '24 are also auditors 
of the Theta Delta Chi Founders' 
Corporation, and he is also Treas- 
urer of the Theta Delta Chi Press, 
of which Stephen W'. Hopkins '21 
is a Director. < 



Thad Tobey is Meat Clerk in the Brock- 
ton, Mass., Public Market. He is living 
in Brockton at 394 Main St., -Apt. 2B. 

Jim McGuire is instructing in the Brown 
English Department and conducting a 
course in Irish Literature in the extension 
school. The McGuires live at 281 Benefit 
St., Providence. 

Douglas W. -Allan has been appointed 
an Instructor of English in the Providence 
branch of Rhode Island State College. 

Dr. Edmund Neves is now an anes- 
thesiologist in Fall River, where he is 
living at 145 Charlotte St. 

Dr. Charles B. Round is now a resident 
in surgery at the Gushing Veterans Ad- 
ministration Hospital in Framingham, 
Mass. 

Don Capron is living in W. Palm Beach 
where he is Office Manager for Jessup, 
Inc. His address there: Box 1547. 

Ben Vaughan is now enrolled at the 
Northeastern University School of Law. 

New address: Peter Corn, South Rd., 
Harrison, N. Y. 

1939 

Frederick Eckel has been granted his 
R. I. license to practice medicine after 
passing the state exams early in October. 
His address: 41 Grove -Ave., Westerly, R.I. 

Chester Clayton is selling for Charles 
Scribner and Sons, Inc., in Boston. His 
address is 225 Doyle Ave., Providence. 

Tom Minuto has opened his law office 
at 100 Grand St., Waterbury, Conn. 

Lt. Comdr. Hollier G. Tomlin, USN, is 
with the Office of the Chief of Naval 
Operations in Washington. His address 
is 5045 12th St., S., Arlington, Va. 

John W. Barry is Superintendent of the 
Eastern Marine Dept. of the Aetna Life 
.Affiliated Companies in Hartford, Conn. 
He is fixing in East Hartland, Conn. 

John R. Alagee, Jr., is Chemical Super- 
intendent for the X'irginia-Carolina Chem- 
ical Corporation in Taftsville, Conn. His 
home is at 15 Broad St., Norwich, Conn. 

Dr. David T. Dresdale is Assistant .At- 
tending Physician and Research Associate 
in the Department of Medicine of the 
Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn; he is 
also Instructor in Medicine at the Long 
Island College of Medicine. Dave is 
living at 2056 Cropsey Ave., Brooklyn 14, 
N. Y. 

Ken W'hite is a partner in the Charles 
H. White Real Estate -Agency in Proxi- 
dence. He lives at 33 Arland Drive in 
Pawtucket. 

Cad W. .Arrendell, Jr., is resident in 
surgerv at St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, 
Okla. ' His home: 1612 E. 12 St. (apart- 
ment 27). 

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New addresses: George Slade, 232 
Varinna Drive, Rochester 10, N. Y.; 
George Witherell, 94 Middlesex Axe., 
Swampscott, Mass.; Dr. Theodore Tet- 
rcault, 417 W. 26th St., Minneapolis, 
-Minn.; Ernest .Alderman, 360 E. Spring- 
field Rd., Springfield, Pa.; Fred Rhodes, 
1 Alfred Rd., West Merrick, Long Island. 

1940 

Robert T. Engles played the bedeviled 
husband in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, 
which opened the 40th season of The 
Players in Providence. 

Capt. Robert R. Clifford, USAF, is 
doing graduate work at the Graduate 
School of Business, Stanford Unixersity. 
His address: 20 Alameda de las Pulgas, 
Redxvood City, Calif. 

Ken Heinold is Branch Manager of the 
Federal Products Corporation in Ro- 
chester, N. Y. His home is at 99 Ontario 
St., Honeoye Falls, N. Y. 

Gordon Kiernan is selling for the U. S. 
Rubber Go's Tire Division in Detroit. 
He lives at 917 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse 
Point Shores, Mich. 

Fred King is -Assistant Merchandise 
Manager of menswear for Textron Inc., 
in New York. His home is at 55 DeMott 
Axe., Baldwin, N. Y. 

Bob Parish is an Instructor in Opera- 
tions in the United Air Lines' Education 
and Training Department at Cheyenne, 
Wyo. 

Jim Ely is in the Group Pension Dept. 
of the Connecticut General Life Insurance 
Co. in Hartford. His home is on Stratton 
Brook Rd., West Simsbury, Conn. 

Lt. Comdr. John J. Hackett, USNR, is 
Supply Officer for the USS Fresno. His 
address: USS Fresno (CL-121), EPO, 
Nexv York. 

Duncan Cleaves is at Berkeley, Calif., 
where he is a teaching assistant in Chem- 
istry at the Unix-ersity of California. His 
address: 1276 Delaware St. 

New addresses: Bob Perry, 26 Elm St., 
Westerly, R. I.; Clark T. Foster, 217 Nor- 
man Drixe, Ramsey, N. J.; Dick Walker, 
547 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 111.; Ed 
Martin, 453 E. 14th St., New York, N. Y. 

1941 

Giles MacEwen is doing geological work 
for an oil company in .Algeria and has sent 
back many excellent fossils to be added 
to the paleontological collections at Broxx'n. 

Rex'. Hillman R. Wiechert has become 
rector of the Church of the Epiphany in 
L'rbana, Ohio. Previously associate rector 
of Grace Church in Medford, Mass., he 
was presented with a purse and set of 
sterling silver upon leax'ing for his Ohio 
post. 

Capt. Herbert J. Saabye, Jr., is Execu- 
tive Officer of the 28th Bomb Squadron 
at North Field, Guam. 

Pre.ston Hood is a member of the Lin- 
coln and Hood law office in Fall Rixer. 
He lix-es on Gardners Neck Rd., South 
Sxvansea, Mass. 

Lester M. Bernstein's ad has appeared 
this fall in the Brown football programs. 
His company is the Nursery Furniture 
Company at 766 Hope St., Providence, 
"w-here all Brown men shop for kiddies' 
toys and accessories." 

Eugene W. O'Brien '19 of Atlanta, Ga., 
reports that a fellow-Brunonian named 
John A. Kennedy has been Southern rep- 
resentatixe of the American Mineral 
Spirits Co. Kennedy leaxes Atlanta to 
become manager of a new department of 
his company with headquarters at Car- 



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teret, N. J. This might be the classmate 
of whom we had lost track since the war. 

John Mars has been head coach ol foot- 
ball this fall at the Culver Military Acad- 
emy, Ciiher, Ind. 

Arnold Eggert has joined the Equitable 
Life Assurance Society in Pittsfield, Mass., 
as underwriter. Arnold has headed the 
YMCA's boys department in l^ittsfield 
for the past two years. In his new ca- 
pacity he will specialize in assured home 
ownership and educational and retirement 
plans. 

Bob Grabb is a member of the legal 
staff of the Ingersoll Road Co. in Philips- 
burg, N. J. He is living at 201 Hamilton 
St., Painted Post, N. Y. until his new- 
home is completed in Philipsburg. 

Paul Pollinger is Senior Interne in Ob- 
stetrics and Gynecology at the Doctors' 
Hospital in Washington, D. C. 

Sidney Kramer took his tests for ad- 
mission to the Rhode Island Bar this 
October. 

Dr. Gordon Marquis is studying at the 
Washington University Medical School, 
in their post-graduate ENT division. 

Charlie Norman is Manager of the 
Southern Steel Nut Co. in Decatur, Ala. 
He lives there at 717 Jackson St. 

R. Douglas Davis is .'\ccount Repre- 
sentati\e for Underwood and Underwood 
Illustration Studios in New York City. 
He lives at 5 Mistletoe Lane, Hicksville, 
Long Island. 

Hans Epstein, studying at Harvard, is 
located at 65 Walker -St. in Cambridge. 

Rev. Alvin H. Hanson is rector of St. 
Jude's Episcopal Church in F'cnton, Mich. 

Fred Barlow is teaching at the Junior 
Military Academy, 5026 South Green- 
wood Ave., Chicago 15. 

R. Sherwin Drury is living at 181 Wal- 
nut St., Leominster, Mass. He is work- 
ing for the Simonds Saw and Steel Co. in 
Fitchburg. 

New addresses: Aubrey Raymond, 70 
Meador St., Garden City, N. Y.; George 
A. Schuetz, Jr., 76 Wendt Ave., Larch- 
niont, N. Y.; Richard Irwin, 12 N. Front 
St., Clearfield, Pa.; Alston Horton, Kervan 
Rd., Rve, N. Y.; Lerov Walton, 216 Bard 
St., Pennington, N. J.; R. B. Union, 511 
Buckminster Circle, Orlando, Fla. 
1942 

Leonard Romagna's charts of important 
eastern games provide a lively feature of 
the New York Herald Tribune's football 
coverage. Len's cartoons brighten up 
the straight chart report. He's a Herald 
Tribune stalTer. 

Willard Terry took his exams for ad- 
mission to the Rhode Island Bar this fall. 

Charlie Lincoln has completed his work 
at the University of Michigan Law School 
and has announced the opening of his law 
offices at 148 Main St., Nashua, N. H. 

Jack Rosenberg studied at Harvard 
Law School after separation from the 
Army and graduated from there last June. 
He was recently sworn in as a member of 
the Massachusetts Bar and is practicing 
law with his father at 15 Bristol Bldg., 
New Bedford. Jack is living there at 133 
Plymouth St. 

William C. Giles, also graduated from 
the Harvard Law School, was admitted 
to the Massachusetts Bar in October. 

Rev. J. Robert Orpen, Jr., is a graduate 
student in theology and .Assistant at St. 
Matthew's Parish, Kenosha, Wise. His 
address: Nashotah House, Nashotah,Wisc. 

John MacGregor is an Industrial Gas 
Engineer for the Blackstone Valley Gas 
and Electric Co. in Pawtucket. 



Bob Pevoto is a Salesman for The Texas 
Company in East Hartford, Conn. He 
is li\ing at 39 Argyle A\'e., West Hartford. 

John Walters is .Assistant to the head 
of the export purchasing division of the 
LI. S. Rubber Co. in New York City. He 
is lixing at 716 E. 9th St., in New York. 

Howard Sloneker will be in California 
till July where he is an underwriter for 
the Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. His 
home address: 140 Del Centro Ave., Mill- 
brae, Calif. 

Ralph Jackson is Administrative Meth- 
ods .Analyst for the Kaiser-Frazer Cor- 
poration at Willow Run, Mich. He is 
living at 554 S. First St., .Ann .Arbor. 

Harvey Spear has been appointed an 
Assistant Lf. S. District Attorney. Harvey 
has been a special attorney with the De- 
partment of Justice since completing work 
at Har\ard Law School and the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Adminis- 
tration. 

Lincoln Hanson is now at the Depart- 
ment of Psychology at Columbia. 

New addresses: John H. Walters, 58 
Noves Rd., Fairfield, Conn.; Ed O'Shea, 
71-37 110 St., Forest Hills, N. Y.; Wil- 
liam J. Roberts, 315 Central St., Highland 
Park, 111.; Alfred T. Marshall, General 
Deliverv. Los Angeles, Calif.; Capt. Mer- 
win H.' Silverthorn, Jr., USMC, MOQ 
3013, Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

1943 

Donald W. Marshall's assigniuents as 
a member of The Peddie School Faculty 
include teaching history and social studies 
and assisting with football, basketball, 
and track. He received his M. S. from 
the LTniversity of Pennsylvania last sum- 
mer. 



Bacl^ "Libers" 

► The management of Liber Brun- 
ensis announces that it has on hand 
certain back copies of recent issues 
of the yearbook which it offers for 
sale. The available Libers are for 
the years 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1947 
(all at $5.00 per copv) and also for 
1948 (at $7.50 per copy). Checks 
should be made payable to 1949 
Liber Brunensis and mailed to it 
in care of Faunce House, Brown 
University. (Handling and mailing 
charges are included in the prices 
given.) ■< 



Dr. William O'Connell, resident in- 
terne at the Corning Hospital, was made 
available through a special rural hospitals 
program fostered by the Council of Ro- 
chester (N.Y.) Regional Hospitals whereby 
the Rochester Hospital internes spend 
part of their training period at Corning. 

Bob Greene took his exams for ad- 
mission to the Rhode Island Bar in 
October. 

Jay Fidler is Advertising Manager for 
the Hercules Chemical Co. in New York 
City. His address: 67-02 B 186th Lane, 
Flushing, N. Y. 

Ed Wilcox is continuing graduate stud- 
ies at Harvard. His Cambridge address 
is 63 Francis .Ave. 

Philip Woodford is doing engineering 
for The Griscom-Russell Co. in New York 
City. He makes his home at 5 Bell Lane, 
Levittown, Hicksville, Long Island. 

Charlie Littlefield is working for his 
M. B. A. at the Lmiversity of Chicago 
School of Business. His address: 6136 
Ellis Ave., Chicago 37. 

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Hayden Hankins is now associated with 
the law firm of Gardner, Day & Sawyer 
in Providence. 

Dr. Lester L. Vargas is Assistant Resi- 
dent Surgeon at the Presbyterian Hos- 
pital in New York City. 

Ernest Colarullo has enrolled this fall 
at the Northeastern University School of 
Law. 

Lt. Davis Sieswerda is now stationed 
at an airfield near Pheonix, .Ariz., and is 
living in Pheonix at 1233 East Oregon Ave. 

Dr. Robert A. Levenson, in the Navy 
Medical Corps, sends this address: Navy 
3234, c/o FPO. San Francisco, Calif. 

Bob Barningham is a test engineer for 
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hart- 
ford, Conn. He is living at 25 Cornell 
St., Manchester, Conn. 

Stew MacNeill recently purchased a 
new home in Needham Heights, Mass. 
The address is 71 Webster St., Needham, 
Mass. 

Vincent Luca is selling for J. C. Penny 
and Co. in Lewiston, Idaho. He lives 
at 718 8th St., Clarkston, Wash. 

Current addresses: Bob Bennett, 126 
Kentucky Ave., South Clinton, Tenn.; 
Dick Gosselin, 6048 Harper St., Chicago; 
.A. Kirk Rowell, 1743 Redondo Ave., Salt 
Lake City, Utah; Irving Rubin, 720 W. 
48th St., Kansas City, Mo.; Dick Colwell, 
141-26 77th Ave., Flushing, N. Y.; Ray 
Mercy, 429 14th St., San Francisco; Jack 
Laubach, 4131 Cliff Rd., Birmingham, 
.Ala.; Dave Moriarty, 51 Meredith Drive, 
Cranston, R. I.; Richard Sneider, 8201 
Grubb Rd., Silver Springs, Md.; Leon 
Farrin, 671 Carleton Rd., Westfield, N. 
J.; John Scott, 4734 Glenwood St., Little 
Neck, N. Y. 

1944 

Robert Martin has been granted his 
R. I. license to practice medicine after 
passing an oral examination as a diplo- 
mate of the National Board of Medical 
Examiners. 

Frank DiPrete has left the Brown Grad 
School and is now in his first year at the 
LTniversity of Chicago I^aw School. He 
is living at the Sigma Chi House at 5615 
South Woodlawn St., Chicago 37. 

The Cranston City Council has named 
the square at Reservoir Ave., Budlong 
Rd., and Dean Parkway the Charles 
Howard Goodchild Memorial Square, and 
a memorial boulder and plaque will be 
installed next spring. Ens. Goodchild 
was killed Oct. 7, 1943 when his Navy 
torpedo bomber crashed as he returned 
to his carrier following an Atlantic anti- 
submarine patrol mission. 

M/Sgt John F. Dorrance, USAF, is 
with the 6th Radar Calibration Det., 
APO 942, c/o PM, Seattle, Wash. 

Bob Klie is a special agent for the 
Phoenix Insurance Co. in Newark, N. J. 
He is living in Jersey City at 21 East 
Bidwell St. 

Leonard Sutton is now interning at the 
Rhode Island Hospital. He took his 
M. D. at the University of Arkansas this 
year. 

Elliott E. Andrews, of the staff of the 
Brown LTniversity Library, is in charge 
of the Social .Studies Reading Room in 
the John Hay. 

Dana Galhip, rooming in Cambridge 
with Gordon Shillinglaw '46 at 42 Trow- 
bridge St., is completing his law studies 
at Northeastern. 

Robert H. Mareneck is sales representa- 
tive for the Eagle Lock Co. at 110 North 
Franklin St., Chicago 6. Eagle Indus- 
tries, Inc., is a subsidiary of Bowser, 'Inc. 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 




THE NEW BLUE ROOM: In Faunce House the popular lounge had a changed look as it re-opened recently. 



The advertisement of the New England 
Helicopter Service, Inc., in the Brown 
football programs this fall featured its 
claim to be "pioneers in commercial heli- 
copter operations." Among its services: 
flight and ground training, charter service 
to all points, advertising and publicity 
flights, crop dusting and spraying, mos- 
quito control, industrial work, sales and 
service. The main base is at the State 
Airport, Hillsgrove, R. I., where demon- 
stration flights were given with passengers 
on the Airport Open House Day in Octo- 
ber. Lee Plympton, Jr., is President of 
the company. 

Werner Klemmer is now with the 
National City Bank of New York and is 
living at 5 Ridgeland Manor, Rye, N. Y. 

Eugene Castellucci is Plant Layout 
Supervisor for the H & B American Ma- 
chine Co. in Attleboro, Mass. He lives 
at 209 Putnam Ave., Johnston, R. L 

Bill Chambrun is staff announcer for 
Station WXKW in Albany, N. Y. 

Wallace Lambert is Preceptor and grad 
student in Psychology at Colgate. His 
address: 16 Pine St., Hamilton, N. Y. 

Joe Riley has been transferred from 
the S. S. Kresge Co. in Worcester, to 
Lawrence, Mass., where he is Assistant 
Manager. 

Herbert Sherman, Jr., graduated from 
Harvard Law, is an instructor at the 
Pittsburgh Law School. 

Brad Whitman is with the Colgate- 
Palmolive- Peet Co. and is living at 560 
River Ave., Providence 8. 

Bill Augenstein has been appointed 
Associate Professor of Aeronautical En- 
gineering at Purdue. He had previously 
been a research engineer at the North 
-American Aviation Corporation in Los 
Angeles. 

Rev. Carlton H. Gregory is now at the 
Clinton, Conn., Baptist Church. His 
address; 69 E. Main St. 

New addresses: Carrol! Adams, 38 
Alpine St., Cambridge, Mass.; Elliot 
Marvell, 510 N. 17th St., Corvallis, Ore.; 
H. Packen, 3077 Riverside Ave., Somer- 
set Center, Mass.; Henry C. Hastings, 
280 Benefit St., Providence. 

1945 

William B. Baxter, William B. Bate- 
man, Nathaniel M. Marshall '44 and 



John H. Lyman '43 are new members of 
the New York Brown Club. 

Tom Kelleher took his exams for ad- 
mission to the Rhode Island Bar this fall. 

Al Vorhaus is Research and Production 
Trainee in the Palan Advertising Co. in 
St. Louis. His address is 833 Sudbury 
Drive, Clayton 5, Mo. 

Jim O'Brien is a Civil Engineer at 
Langley Field. He is living at 721 Blair 
Ave., Hampton, Va. 

Vince Breglio is studying law. His 
address: 44 Edmand St., Chicopee Falls, 
Mass. 

John Graham is selling for Coca-Cola 
in Syracuse. His home is at 2513E East 
Lake Rd., Livonia, N. Y. 

Bob Champney is teaching at the 
Passaic Collegiate School in New Jersey. 
He is living at Rensselaer Rd., Essex 
Falls, N. J. 

Bryce Fisher, graduated from the State 
University of Iowa College of Law, is 
now in the Cedar Rapids law firm of 
Elliott, Shuttleworth and Ingersoll. His 
new address is 1515 2nd Ave. S. E., Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. 

Jim Starkweather is with Hollings- 
worth & Whitney in Waterville, Me., 
where his address is 6 Lawrence St. 

Louis Cardell Gerry, Jr., died of a heart 
attack in his sleep June 22, 1948, at Ann 
Arbor, where he was taking graduate 
studies at the University of Michigan. 
He had worked two years for a Providence 
accounting firm before entering the Busi- 
ness School at the University of Michigan, 
where he had completed his first year to- 
ward a Master's degree. He is survived 
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. 
Gerry of Providence, and a sister, Mrs. 
John Gilmore Williams of Bryn Mawr, 
Penn. 

Edgar Phillips is .'\ssistant Resident on 
Pediatric Service at the Massachusetts 
General Hospital in Boston. His home 
address is 40 President Ave., Providence. 

Warren Prouty has been with the Royal 
Liverpool Group of Fire Insurance Com- 
panies since his arrival in California in 
1946. Recently he was transferred from 
San Francisco to the regional office in 
Sacramento. He gives a temporary ad- 

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dress at 1630 Capistrano Ave., Berkeley 7, 
Calif. 

Edmund Peckham, a history major at 
Brown, will continue his studies in the 
field at the Harvard Graduate School this 
fall, according to the Worcester Telegram, 
which noted last June that Ed had fol- 
lowed his father's footsteps in being 
initiated into Phi Beta Kappa. 

Frank Montella has been granted his 
license to practice dentistry in Rhode 
Island. 

New addresses: Sid Wray, 23 Maple 
St., Bristol, Conn.; George Marker, 1487 
Fernote St., Rahway, N. J.; Melvin Feld- 
man, 5508 S. Greenwood .-^ve.. Apt. 401-3, 
Chicago 37, 111. 

1946 

Johnny Bach, who starred for Brown 
while here for Navy training during the 
war, is having a successful first year in 
professional basketball as a member of 
the Boston Celtics of the Basketball As- 
sociation of .'\nierica. He returned to 
Fordham, his original college, for his de- 
gree last June. 

Chuck Burton is reported in New York 
City with Susquehanna Mills. Still no 
word direct from him, however, that he 
has left Oak Park, 111. 

Joseph H. McMullen, Junior Varsity 
football coach at Brown, is living at 153 
Terrace Ave., Riverside 15, with his wife 
and daughter Nancy. 

A[ Novikoff writes Sandy McNair from 
1112 High St., Palo Alto, Calif., that he 
is shooting for a Ph. D. in Math at Stan- 
ford. Al has been awarded an Atomic 
Energy Commission Predoctoral Fellow- 
ship. 

Werner Peter of 47 IVIyrtle Ave., Mill- 
burn, N. J., has been with First Investors 
Shares Corp. (investment trust) ever 
since he got home in '46. 

Bill Roos, with Westinghouse in Hyde 
Park since getting out of service, is living 
in Sharon, Mass., and asks for mail at 
P. O. Box 479. Have we ever reported 
his marriage on Nov. 22, 1946, to Pauline 
Chase, daughter of F'rank A. Chase '12 
and Mrs. Chase, also of Sharon. 

Moulton Sawin is in the advertising 
business in New York, with Newell- 
Emmet. 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Edward N. Clarke, who received two 
Master's degrees from Harvard after 
graduation at Brown with honors, is back 
at Brown doing research in physical elec- 
tronics. His engagement has been an- 
nounced to Miss Vivian C. Bergquist, a 
Pembroke Senior, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Carl H. Bergquist of Worcester. 

Gordon Shillinglaw wrote Sandy Mac- 
Nair recently that he had received his 
M. S. in Business Administration from 
the University of Rochester and is now in 
Cambridge studying for a Harvard Ph.D. 
and the teaching profession. In Cam- 
bridge he's living at 42 Trowbridge St., 
and he has a new home address at East 
Greenbush, N. V. Gordy is rooming 
with Dana Gallup '44. 

Charlie Tiedemann is in Madison, Me., 
where he is Assistant Foreman in the 
Groundwood and Sulfite Mill of the Great 
Northern Paper Co. His Madison ad- 
dress is Box 12. 

C. Vincent Treat is a Lt. (jg) at U. S. 
Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif., accord- 
ing to Werner Peter. 

Kurt Mandelik is a Physicist for the 
General Electric Co. He is living now 
at 448 Central Park West, New York City. 

Bob Webb is Credit Executive for the 
Pet Milk Co. in St. Louis. His home is 
at 5 University Lane, Clayton 5, Mo. 

Bob Black has left the Grinnell Co. and 
is now with Brown & Sharpe in Provi- 
dence. 

Hugh Allison is in the technical sales 
division of the Chemical Products Cor- 
poration in East Providence. 

Rod Phinney is selling for Annis Pat- 
terson, Inc., Ford dealers in Paterson, N. 
J. His address: 26-02 High St., Radburn- 
Fairlawn, N. J. 

Bob Beauregard is an Electrical En- 
gineer for the Boston Edison Co. in Bos- 
ton. He makes his home at 126 St. Mary's 
St., Boston. 

Dr. Bernard O'Brien has begun the 
practice of dentistry at 1826 Centre St., 
West Roxbury, Mass. 

Lawrence Mueller is a management 
trainee with the Bigelow Sanford Carpet 
Co. in Thompsonville, Conn. His address 
there: Brainard Rd., R. F. D. 

Dr. Tom Boyd finished up at the Boston 
University School of Medicine and is now 
House Officer at the Boston City Hos- 
pital. He is living in Boston at 41 Wor- 
cester Square. 

Ed Pollard has completed his work at 
Brown and is now with the Automobile 
Mutual Insurance Co. in Providence. 

Don Holmes is an Engineer with the 
Southern New England Telephone Co. 
He is living at 569 Whalley Ave. in New 
Haven. 

Jim Siegal is Administrative Assistant 
in Management Research for the Schering 
Corporation in Montclair, N. J. His home 
there is at 14 South Mountain Ave. 

John Nelson is Service Engineer for 
General Electric, and is located at present 
in Gallon, Ohio. His mailing address is 
21 Manning .St., Pawtucket, R. I. 

Allen Gate is with the Industrial Trust 
Co. in Providence. His address here: 
16 Woodman St. 

John Bateman is Surety Representative 
for the .^etna Casualty and Surety Co. in 
Providence. He is living at 10 Brown St., 
Peace Dale, R. I. 

New addresses: Roland Casperson, 179 
Stratford St., New Britain, Conn.; Alvin 
Blum, 108 Pembroke Ave., Providence; 



Lang Coaches Utah Challengers 

► ► The University of Utah's ski squad, coached by Gottfried Lang '44, has a 
chance for the national title, according to Salt Lake City newspapers. Nearly 50 
candidates turned out for his first squad meeting in October. Lang, it is noted, 
began skiing at the age of three and turned professional nine years ago while a 
Brown undergraduate. He was a leading spirit in the revival of skiing at Brown 
during that period and instructed for Hannes Schneider at Conway. 

Lang is an instructor in anthropology, having earned a graduate degree in 
the field at the University of Chicago. During the war he served in the Air 
Corps Medical department and was a bush-pilot in the Hudson Bay region. 
The Salt Lake City clippings also note his presidency of the BC.\ and Newman 
Club at Brown and his co-chairmanship of the New England Student Christian 
Summer Conference in 1943. He represented the area at the National Inter- 
collegiate Christian Conference, too. At the LTniversity of Utah he was a fea- 
tured speaker at the year's first dinner at the Student Christian P'ellowship House, 
telling of pre-war Germany. He is a native of Oberammergau, where his family 
was prominent in the Passion Play tradition. 't 



Don O'Learv, 350 Benefit St., Providence; 
Bob Pollard, 212 Pearl St., Springfield, 
Mass.; Paul Goldstein, 80 Howe St., New 
Haven, Conn.; Joe Moscato, 41 E. Morris 
Ave., Linden, N. J. 

1947 

Richard H. Bube received his Master's 
degree in Physics from Princeton this year. 

Ray Elias spent a week of his vacation 
in and around Providence during October. 
He also worked in a visit with his old 
Brownbrokers collaborator, Ernie Edge, 
who is with the Patent Office in Washing- 
ton. They're talking about another show 
sometime. Ray is with American Steel 
and Wire in Cleveland. He reports the 
.^kron-Canton Brown Golf party was a 
great success. (His bet on the Brown- 
Harvard game was not.) 

R. Kaffenberger and R. M. Neary are 
both junior engineers at the Tonawanda, 
N. Y., laboratory of the Linde Air Pro- 
ducts Co. T. E. Pitts '48 is also there 
as an assistant engineer. 

George Do\er is doing engineering for 
the Chase Brass and Copper Co. in Chi- 
cago. He lives at 831 Woodland Drive, 
Glenview, 111. 

Bob Blair is studying law, with an 
address at 44 Hudson St., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Charlie Smith is now working for a B.S. 
in Civil Engineering at the University of 
Virginia. His present address is 208}^ 
14th St., West, Charlottesville, Va. 

2nd Lt. Richard Phifer, USMC, sends 
this address: 15 Bayshore Ave., Long 
Beach 3, CaliL 

Russell Vastine is a medical student at 
Northwestern Medical School in Chicago. 
He is living at 617 Sheridan Rd., E\ans- 
ton. 111., c/o Johnston. 

Harlan Kelley is a Claims .Adjuster for 
the Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in 
Hartford, Conn. He is living at 170 
Loomis St., Manchester, Conn. 

Joe Hersey is Electrical Sales Engineer 
for the Trumbull Electric Mfg. Co. in 
Louisville, Ky. He is living there at 
2125 .AUston Ave. 

Whitney Callahan is a student at the 
LInion Theological Seminary in New York 
City. His home address there is 55 
Morton St., Apt. 7-L, New York 14, N. Y. 

Joe Vassel is in Chicago where he is 
Secretary to the Dairy Freight .^gent of 
the Baltimore cS: Ohio Railroad. His 
home address is 2818 N. Racine Ave., 
Chicago 13. 

Bob Watkins receivetl his M. S. degree 
from Ohio State on Sept. 3. 

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Norm McGuffog is Insurance Investi- 
gator for the Liberty Mutual Insurance 
Co. in New York City. He is living at 
230-16 118th Ave., Cambria Heights, 
Long Island. 

Current addresses: Ir\ing Lees, 175 
Hicks St., Apt. 4, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Rich- 
ard Bowen, 89 Chilton .St., Belmont 78, 
Mass.; Edward Haire, 49 Mardin St., 
Cranston, R. I. 

Julius Ferretti is working with the New 
York City Triboro Bridge and Tunnel 
.Authority. His address: 222 Marcellus 
Rd., Mineola, N. Y. 

Bob Weikel is located with the Rayburn 
Mfg. Co. in Royersford, Pa., as Cost 
.Accountant. 

Bill Wagner is engineering for the Hart- 
ford Electric Light Co. He is living at 
145 No. Oxford St. in Hartford. 

John Crawford is Test Engineer for 
General Electric in Schenectady. He is 
living at 430 Eleanor St. there. 

Truman Esau is studying at Albany 
Medical College, with an address at 28 
WiUett St., Albany. 

Frank Pagliaro is now studying at the 
Lhiiversity of Southern California. He 
lives at 11563^ Exposition Blvd., Los 
Angeles. 

Dr. David Kreis is at the Grace Hos- 
pital in New Haven. He lives there at 
647 George St. 

Don Burnside is Junior Engineer for 
Westinghouse in Baltimore. His address 
there is 3501 Garrison Blvd. 

Jim Nahrgang is now in Lubbock,Texas, 
where he is working with the .Southwestern 
Bell Telephone Co. His address there is 
the Hilton Hotel. 

1948 

George E. Ball of Hamden, Conn., has 
been appointed assistant Director of .Ad- 
missions at Culver Academy, Culver, Ind. 
He was to join the staff of this famous 
school Dec. 1. 

John H. Campbell has begun his new 
duties as Assistant Alumni Secretary of 
The Peddle School, where he will also be 
editorial supervisor of The Peddle News. 
(He was its editor as a Peddle Senior.) 
He is living in Hightstown, N. J., of course. 

George Chatalian and his wife both are 
graduate students at Harvard. George 
has been awarded one of the Charles 
Henry Smith F'und's $500 scholarships 
for advanced work in philosophy, while 
Mrs. Chatalian has a $1500 fellowship 
from the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women to complete her work for 
a Ph. D. in the same field. She was 
Norma Rainone, Pembroke '45. 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Charles H. Daly is associated with A. 
J. Anderson, Inc., shipping brokers at 120 
13roadway, N. Y. 

New members of the New York Brown 
Club include: Earl M. Bucci, Charles L. 
Busch, Harold W. Greene, Alan Y. Pardo, 
John Stodnian, James M. Stewart, Fred- 
erick Cofer, as well as Thomas A. Brady 
'47, Joseph Nova '47 and Stanley Peter- 
freuncl '46. 

Lou Kegine is Vice-President of Regine 
Motors, Pontiac specialists at 193 Smith 
St., near the State House in Providence. 
The company handles sales, parts, and 
service. 

Stuart Ci. Ruth of San Marino, Calif., 
is a student this year at the (ieneral The- 
ological Seminary in New ^'ork City. 

Carmine Capalbo is now attending the 
( ieorgctown llniversity School of Medi- 
cine. His address: 4410 Greenwich Park- 
way, N. VV., Washington, D. C. 

Merrill Shattuck is an .Assistant in the 
Psychology Department at the University 
of Wisconsin. He is working for an M. A. 
there. 

Hervey Ward is selling for Write, Inc., 
in Bridgeport, Conn. His address: Put- 
nam Park Rd., Bethel, Conn. 

2nd Lt. John Krohn, USMC, sends this 
address: B Battery, 1st Prov. Artillery 
Bn., 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Div., 
Camp Lejeune, N. C. 

Roger Tiffany has begun studies at the 
Episcopal Theological School in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. During the summer he was 
student assistant at St. George's Church 
in Milford, Mich. 

Bill Keech is doing theological studies 
at the Andover Newton Theological In- 
stitution and has been appointed student 
minister at the First Baptist Church in 
Be\-erly, Mass. 

1st Lt. Warren Clark is now at the 
.Army Finance School in St. Louis. His 
address: 2608 Louis Ave., Brentwood 17, 
Mo. 

Jonathan Berry is an Architect with 
the firm of Jonathan Berry and Associates 
in Rockport, Mass. His address there is 
99 Main St. 

Bill Peterson is instructing in English 
at Illinois College, Jacksonville, III. 

Jim Bates is teaching science in the 
Williston Junior School in Easthampton, 
Mass. 

Phil Bray is doing graduate work in 
Physics at Harvard. His Cambridge ad- 
dress is 32 Mellen St. 

Leonard Maher is Supervisor of Music 
in the Holden, Mass., High School. He 
is living on Highland .St. there. 

Eric Marvell is now in Johnstown, Pa., 
where he is working for the Bethlehem 
Steel Co. Eric finished a ten-week course 
in steel production and steel products be- 
fore beginning his present assignment. 

Bob Wilson is taking a field training 
course at the River Rouge plant of the 
Ford Motor Co. He expects to spend 
two years studying production and man- 
agement in preparation for work with the 
company. 

Bob Jacobssen is selling for the Paragon 
Worsted Co. in Fairlawn, N. J., where he 
is living at 26-02 High St. 

John Donahue is now working in the 
Philadeljihia office of the Equitable Life 
.\ssurance Society. His address: 17 
Elm St., Bywood, Upper Darby, Pa. 

Robert K. Healey, who completed his 
studies at Brown in the smnmer session, 
is luiw working in the New N'ork oriicc of 
Exlacec, Inc., division ol V'anilv I'air 
Mills, at 10 East 40th St., New York. He 



is grateful to the Brown Placement Bureau 
for his contact. 

William M. Peterson, after a year of 
graduate work at Brown, is now teaching 
at Illinois College, Jacksonville, 111., his 
mother reported to the Brownbroker 
reunion committee. 

Tullio DeRobbio, a graduate student 
at Brown this year, was navigator of the 
l.CI-633 on a Naval Reserve cruise early 
in October. An incident was his diag- 
nosis of a seaman as an appendicitis case, 
which he cared for until help came from 
Fire Island. 

Robert W. Finlay reports for the Delia 
of Sigma Nii on members of the Senior 
delegation at Brown who were graduated 
last June; Richard F. Carey, working 
with Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Boston; 
I'rank S. Ceglarski, with Wright Aero- 
nautical Corp. in N. J.; John Dake, Jr., 
with Montgomery- Ward Co.; Willard 
Joyce with the Michle Printing Co. in 
Chicago; Frank C. Kenyon, Jr., with 
General Electric in Schenectady; Edward 
W. Haniblin with G. E. in Lynn; Richard 
C. Kiss with Calvert's Distillery of New 
Jersey; R. Patterson Warlick at Harvard 
School of Business Administration; Ed- 
ward Krise doing graduate work in so- 
ciology at Columbia; Richard C. Saeli, a 
medical student. 

Gerald Buckley has just accepted a 
position with Goodyear Ruliber in Phila- 
delphia. 

Bill Roach is Sports Director for radio 
station WRZE in York, Pa. His address 
there is 103 S. George St. 

Ray Carmichael has been appointed an 
Instructor in English at the Rhode Island 
School of Design. 

Murray Casserly received his B. B. A. 
degree from the University of Minnesota 
in August and at the same time was com- 
missioned an Ensign in the USNR Supply 
Corps. 

Tom Green is teaching at the Mada- 
waska High School in Madawaska, Me. 

Charlie Hubner is now attending Bryant 
College. He is living at 42 Adelphia A\e. 
in Providence. 

New addresses: George Bland, 410 E. 
Columbia St., Champaign, 111.; Bob Wil- 
son, 14937 Prospect Ave., Dearborn, 
Mich.; Joe Birman, 1212 Summit St., 
Sioux City, Iowa; Bill Read, 178 Medford 
St., Arlington, Mass.; H. Arthur Carver, 
Jr., General Delivery, Mojave, Calif.; 
Gordon Pyper, Box 131 East Northfield, 
Mass. 

1949 

Welles Hangen, one of the New York 
Herald Tribune's two men covering the 
United Nations General .'\ssembly meet- 
ings in Paris, contributes "L'N Sidelights" 
to the Brown Daily Herald as well. He 
attends all sessions of the Economic and 
Financial, Social, Trusteeship, Adminis- 
trative and Budgetary, and Legal Com- 
mittees. He studied during the summer 
at the Llniversity of (ieneva. 

Jim Babcock is in Hartford where he 
is working as Test Engineer for the Pratt 
and Whitney Aircraft Co. His address: 
739 Prospect Ave., West Hartford. 

Paul Flick signed to play pro football 
lliis fall wi(h the Pittsburgh Sleclcrs of 
t he National Leagne. 

Paul Ricciardi was the lust Rhode 
Islander to sign up as a na\al aviation 

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cadet in a recent enlistment program. lie 
expected to leave shortly for Pensacola. 

Bruce Williamson is announcing for 
.Station WHIM in Providence. 

Midshipman Bill Wroth has completed 
his final qualifications for carrier landings 
aboard the L'SS Wright. Bill expects to 
return to Brown for further engineering 
studies on receipt of his commission and 
plans to remain in Navy Aviation. 

New addresses: George Murphy, 51 
Montgomery PI., Brooklyn, N. Y.; John 
Smith, 1228 Lincoln St., Santa Monica, 
Calif.; Ulmer Spinney, 543 Meigs St., 
Athens, Ga.; Don Shaw, 35 Candle Lane, 
Levittown, Long Island, N. \. 



^ Neighbor 




MRS. BURLEIGH (Herald photo) 

► ► It was a good job by Jay Solod of 
the Broivn Daily Herald. He wrote: 
"Brown has many old and faithful rooters 
but none, perhaps, as old (97) or as faith- 
ful as Sarah Burleigh. This very charm- 
ing and loveable old lady has lived in the 
grey house on College St. between Van 
Wickle Hall and the Deke house since 
1880 and remembers the time when Pros- 
pect St. didn't exist and the Presidents of 
Brown lived near her on the present site 
of John Hay Library. 

"She remarks that her grandfather, 
William Wilkinson (class of 1783, by the 
way) taught at Brown when Llniversity 
Hall was the only building on the campus. 
He was once asked by the President of 
the University why he didn't get married. 
When Wilkinson replied that he didn't 
have a place to li\e, the President in\ited 
him to move into L'nixersity Hall. \\ il- 
kinson accepted the invitation, and in the 
years tliat followed a baby was born to 
his wife within those confines. 'Probably 
the youngest girl ever to enter Brown,' 
thinks Mrs Burleigh." 

She always sits at her window and waves 
to the crowd as the students march past 
after a football rally, .Solod noted. "I 
like to see all you young men lia\ ing such 
a good time." 1 low about gi\'ing her a 
smile, a wave, and even a cheer'? Solod 
suggested. < 




O'tdet lodcLij fot -ffolidtau 'Pelii^etu 



Triple Play 
for Christmas 



1. Music at Brown, an Album: 

Three 10-inch \'inylite records (6 sides) in a special 
album for anyone with a fondness for music or for 
Brown — or for both. Eight of Brown's own songs, 
supplemented by hits from the Glee Clubs' repertory, 
recorded on the campus. .A rousing half-hour concert 
by the Brown University Band, the Brown Glee Club, 
the Pembroke Glee Club, and the combined Brown- 
Pembroke Chorus. 



2. The Brown University Mirror: 

This antique-style mirror features a color print of an 
1825 campus scene. Inspired by Yankee craftsman- 
ship of that period, the mirror is well made, substantial, 
in solid birch frame with 14-inch glass, 12^4 by 25 in- 
ches. Available in mahogany, black, or maple finish, 
with gilt turnings or spindles. 



3. Brown Wedgwood Queensware: 

A best-seller again available Irom the famous English 
pottery. Standard sets of 6 dinner service plates 
(lOJ/2-inch diameter) have such handsome center 
scenes as U. H., Manning Hall, Meeting House. Hand- 
engraved in brown sepia on Ivory Queensware, with 
University arms in embossed border. 



3 Perfect Gifts for Brown Stockings 



Alumni Office, Brown University, Providence 12, R. I. 

ALBUM ORDER 

Here's my check to Brown Uniiersily for $ 

for albums of "Music at Brown" at $4.50. 

(All shipping charges prepaid.) 

PLATE ORDER MIRROR ORDER 

Here's my check to Associated Alumni, Brown University for $ 

My order: 

Wedgwood Plates. (Set of 6 plates $16.50, postpaid express 

extra. Single plate $3.20, plus shipping.) 

Brown Mirrors at $12.95. (.All shipping charges prepaid.) 

Specify finish: 

Mahogany \J Black Q Maple G 



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